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The way I would teach melody writing would be as follows. Choose an instrument. This includes being familiar with its range and knowing what clef it operates in. A good knowledge about how its phras …
answered Jul 24 '15 by Neil Meyer
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The use of 'chordal melodies' if you will, is much more of a specific feature of the piano. Both these pieces, seem to be keyboard music of some sort and the thing with a piano is that the notes have …
answered Jan 19 by Neil Meyer
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A good composer would still be proficient in one or more instruments. Do not stop playing your instrument just because you have decided you want to compose. As with all music programs the more theory …
answered Dec 6 '15 by Neil Meyer
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Where exactly is your cadence(s)? You have too many Tonic and Dominant chords with little in the way of secondary chords. It would be so easy to introduce them. Let's say, you have three cadences of …
answered Oct 25 '16 by Neil Meyer
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Yes any piece written in they key of f# pentatonic will only use the black keys on the piano. That is actually how I teach people how to figure out the notes of the pentatonic scale. If you start on f …
answered Apr 8 '16 by Neil Meyer
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How is theory supposed to inform composition? Completely. On the other hand, there are untutored musicians who know nothing about theory, and who in some sense are more "free to break the …
answered Jan 20 '15 by Neil Meyer
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Why not rather use your science in some sort of music technology trade? I'm sure some of the science things regarding acoustics would not be above a computer scientist ability. You have to be real ab …
answered Dec 30 '16 by Neil Meyer
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The key of this piece is somewhat ambiguous. It starts out looking like D minor even though it does not have d minor key signature. In the second bar, we have what looks like a, A minor chord that ca …
answered Oct 23 '16 by Neil Meyer
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You always count from the lowest not up when trying to get an interval. It would in this case D# to F#. If the accidentals are bothering you try and lower each not by a semitone. That should help you …
answered Aug 12 '14 by Neil Meyer
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Regular phrase structures are regular for a reason. You are going to have to resort to unusual chord progressions if you use odd phrases, most chord progression work off 4 steps forward, 3 steps back …
answered Mar 14 by Neil Meyer
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Oxford Dictionary of Music gives the following help. RITARDARDE, RITARDANDO, RITARDATO (It.) 'To hold back.' 'Holding back' Held back.' (gradually, ie the same as as Rallentando.) ALLARGANDO (It.) ' …
answered Apr 17 '15 by Neil Meyer
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The conservative approach is best when jumping. A good melody for voices will not be overly-jumpy. It will also have contrary motions in the melody line when it jumps, so, for instance, it is not goo …
answered Nov 26 '17 by Neil Meyer
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Typical Hints or the Effective Writing of Melodies: Realise that melodies are often just small rhytmical idea with slight variations or elaborations on the main theme. Choose a theme and make this t …
answered Feb 27 '15 by Neil Meyer
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Do you by any chance mean quintuplets or in other words 5 in the time of four? Triplets mean specifically three in the time of two. Just for your reference talking about a certain number of notes …
answered Jan 4 '16 by Neil Meyer
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You can also use the Cadential six-four. So for instance If you are regularly progressing from Dominant to tonic try adding the tonic in second inversion before the dominant as a decoration of the roo …
answered Oct 19 '13 by Neil Meyer

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