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As pointed out by Killian Forth, "parody", in the original musicological sense, should cover this -- initially musical parody was merely the resuse of musical content in another work, and didn't have the comical connotations that it does today. The reason why the lyrics can be exchanged is because the two songs have the same (poetic) metre. There are many ...


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As I see 16 measures here, my eyes went on eighth measure fastly. I was looking for cadance half-the-way. You start with Do "C" and the last note is Re "D". This is something you don't want to do as you start writing melodies first. Because it makes a complicated harmonic structure in a hard way for you to have your way out of it through first and ...


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Simple answer: 1) Find your places of cadence (a "resting point" within the piece). It looks like bar 8 beat 3 is a good candidate for a cadence. Since your melody falls on E, and since (aside from the unorthodox ending on D at the end) your key is in C major, and since you seem relatively new to harmony, this should be a C major chord or A minor chord; ...


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As I recall, in my studies, we followed certain counterpoint rules as stated by Fuchs or Fuchs.what I meant by species, is at first one writes one line against another, then, progressing to one line against two lines, speaking verttically, as in the Bach Chorales. The species is then, I believe, a bass line, with more than just quarter notes against it, ie 2 ...


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I believe what the assignment calls for is an excerise in counterpoint, I think 1st species, as I recall. A good textbook re these 'rules'would be a good resource. The previous answers are examples of these.


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The steps would include. Determining the Key Providing points for Cadences Determining the chords and then there inversions And then finally you write a melody in response to the given notes. Things to note. The proper rules for good melody writing still apply to the bass line you are writing. Try and get the width of the melody an octave. Try to ...


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First, you need to identify one or two candidate chords -- in a situation like this, you'll probably want to do this for each measure. Try them out on the piano to help you choose between them. For example, when there is a C in the melody, your candidate chords would be C major (I) and A minor (vi). Mostly likely you'll choose C major. Once you've ...



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