Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 3 of 24: Deep Melodic Analysis

A Melody is never some haphazard combination of notes. Multiple musical elements contribute to the coherence of any good melody. These include the phrase length, melodic contour, rhythmic motives, tension-resolution, and harmonic outlining. Let’s take a look at our simple melody from several musical perspectives… Phrase Length The entire form is eight bars long, but those eight bars

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