In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan explores the building blocks and characteristics in famous melodies. In her examples, she thoroughly dissects them, uncovering their intervals, chord progressions, and keys.
Exploration of Note and Rhythmic Patterns Relating to One Another in Time
Looking at Pieces Using High Notes As Peaks of Melodies
Exploring Pieces That Use Rhythmic Repetition as a Dramatic Tool in Shaping Melodies
Exploring Famous Melodies
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