How To Compose Music – Lesson 1 – How To Write A Melody

What is melody?

Basic Ideas are complete thoughts

Why a basic idea?

Basic Idea to Theme

Establishing Tonic


Basic Idea’s purpose

Process of making a Basic Idea

Process of composing basic idea

Beats in a bar

Outlining Harmony

Chord Tones

non-chord tones, passing tones and neighbor tones

review of process of writing basic idea

Variety is good

too much repetition

development techniques



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