MIDI patterning within contemporary pop music is just about everywhere, it’s subtle use to add texture and movement is commonplace.
Utilise MIDI FX plugins and the techniques as demonstrated in the RECAP VIDEOS to create a short sequence. Try to implement interesting patterning that could be used in further composition.
Arpeggiator sequence around a chord progression.
Use of Note Repeater to create movement in MIDI programming
The Chord Trigger to generate chord sequences in conjunction with the arpeggiator or Note Repeater
It is not necessary to build a complete track but if it takes you in that direction follow your lead.