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Creating Melody

  • Linking Intervals, Creating Melodic Pacing.
  • Adding Elements of Rhythm, Speed, Pitch and Rests to a Melody.

Creating Melody

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.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • 2 Bar Melody Using A Perfect Fifth As The Largest Interval: Melody 1 0:25
    • Example Melody
    • Counting Intervals
    • Played on the Keyboard
    • The Third is a Qualifier
  • 2 Bar Melody Using A Major Sixth As The Largest Interval: Melody 2 2:27
    • Example Melody
    • Counting Intervals
    • Played on the Keyboard
  • Change Rhythm to Melody 1, Use Only Quarter Notes And Half Notes 4:24
    • Original Melody 1
    • Change the Rhythm
    • Played on the Keyboard
  • Change Rhythm To Melody 2, Speed Up The Rhythm 6:23
    • Using Quarter Notes or Shorter
    • Original Melody 2
    • Change the Rhythm
    • Played on the Keyboard
    • Characteristics of the Changes
  • Example I: Create 2 Bar Melody Using Progression I/ii/V/I 9:55
  • Example II: Create 2 Bar Melody Using Progression i/III/V/i 12:53
  • Example III: Add Bass Line To Melody 1 16:06
  • Example IV: Add Bass Line To Melody 2 18:49