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A couple of examples .. If you compare Marilyn Manson's verison of "Sweet Dreams" with the original Eurythmycs version, you get a quite different feel for the same melody. In The Feeling's "Fill my little world" there's a bit just towards the end where the lead vocal sings "that I'm passing you by" in a completely different style to the rest of the song. ...


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The buzzword your question dances around is voice leading. Look that up in your textbooks. The literal answer to your question is "there may be no relationship at all." For example, Bach's "Goldberg" variations include a few dozen instances of the same chord progressions (rhythm chords), each with wildly different melodies.


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Such thematic variation happens in most movies produced in the past fifty years. Just choose one that you like, turn off the distracting video, and listen. Darth Vader's theme changes every time. (This trick comes from film theorist Michel Chion.) Of course, the granddaddy is Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung: fourteen hours of ...


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No single melody can properly fit all English haiku, because each poem stresses different syllables. This may also be true for 5-7-5 haiku in other Western languages. Furthermore, some scholars argue that 5-7-5 poorly translates the Japanese concept, and that other syllable counts are justifiable. In that case, even the number of syllables is not known. ...



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