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Trying play the melody in Sixths going up and down the C major scale…
There is no rule that says that the melody must be played in the right hand and chords must be
Here is a variation of the previous scale tone idea with suspended resolutions in measures 4 and 8. These suspensions
Although we are calling this a scale tone melody, notice how many of the scale tones are also chord tones.
Let’s play a melody using nothing but chord tones. Notice how we preserved the phrase structure of the original melody.
Let’s shift the melodic contour to start on the next higher chord tone E, while preserving the exact same rhythm.
A Melody is never some haphazard combination of notes. Multiple musical elements contribute to the coherence of any good melody. These include
There’s a lot more to understanding and interpreting a Lead Sheet than just reading the notes in the melody. Let’s
A prerequisite to Transposing a Melody like a musician is to conceive of and hear the melody in meaningful musical