I'm trying to transpose a simple piece, like "Bicycle", so the melody is repeated over 4 octaves. Let me explain this for the first note only. The top and bottom notes are defined (can't be changed) as:
- Highest note: D6
- Lower octave duplication at D3 is (-3 octaves) from the original D6
Now, I need to place a note exactly in the middle. I chose:
- The A4 is (-1 octave, -5 semitones) from the original D6
I want them to be equally spaced.. so I don't want the A4 to become D4 or D5.
There's something dissonant about it this way though. I can't quite put my finger on it. Is there a better/more harmonious way to repeat a melody over 4 octaves (and not just using octaves all 'round)?
Here's the piano roll, so you can see the notes. This is the first couple of bars of "Bicycle"