Melodic Concepts - MUT 1111 Concepts for Melodic Writing...

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MUT 1111 Concepts for Melodic Writing Melody I 1. Harmony - chords that provide the foundation for melodic fragments (a) Harmonic function of primary chords and their substitutes (b) Harmonic rhythm 2. Structural Pitches - pitches from the triad that generate melodic fragments (a) Contour (b) Cantus Firmus 3. Melodic fragments - characteristic patterns that are used to elaborate structural pitches 4. One phrase model Elements of pitch should include the treatment of the following: (a) skips and steps (b) tendency tones (c) triadic patterns (d) non-harmonic tones (passing and neighbors) (e) cadences (f) transitions between beats and measures (g) characteristic patterns in the minor mode Elements of rhythm should include the treatment of the following: (a) metric clarity (b) rhythmic progressions (c) relationship of rhythm to motion (d) relationship of melodic rhythm to harmonic rhythm (e) different note values Procedure for Writing a Melodic Line 1. Decide on key, mode and meter. 2. Create a harmonic progression. 3. Decide on the number of measures and the harmonic rhythm. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUT 1112 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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Melodic Concepts - MUT 1111 Concepts for Melodic Writing...

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