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Patron’s Choice: Routine Building | Creativity in Routine Building

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Creativity in Routine Building often happens at the level of the Sequence, a series of tricks that become greater than the sum of their parts. Sequences are the blocks or modules you will be moving around to create your jam. To go beyond sequence level creativity you have to see the bigger picture, the picture that says your routine is just a big sequence.