In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan explains the different musical phrases used to create a song: strophic, binary, ternary, and theme and variation. Her examples walk us through creating melodies in these forms.
Study of Strophic, Binary, Ternary, Theme and Variations Form
Creating Melodies in Each Form
Building Phrases & Form
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book is a step-by-step guide to writing music. It includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames. It is the perfect complement to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory and includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools