Presentation on theme: "Melody “It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius.”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Melody“It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius.”– Joseph Haydn
2 Defining Melody:Range – the distance between the lowest and highest notesNarrow (as in a children’s song that is easy to sing)MediumWide (as in some melodies played on an instrument)
3 Defining Melody:Contour – the overall shape as the melody turns upward, downward, or remains static. The contour can be visualized as a line graph.AscendingDescendingArchWave
4 Defining Melody:Interval – the distance between any two pitches.Melodies that move principally by small intervals in a joined, connected manner are called conjunct.Melodies that move in larger, disconnected intervals are described as disjunct.
9 Structure of Melody:Phrase – a unit of meaning within a larger structure, like a sentence.
10 Structure of Melody:Cadence – the end of a musical phrase, a resting place.IncompleteComplete
11 Structure of Melody:Rhyme Scheme – describes the similarity in sound of the last syllables in each line of text.
12 Structure of Melody:Climax – the high point in a melodic line, which usually represents a peak in intensity as well as in range.
13 Structure of Melody:Countermelody – More complex music can feature several simultaneous melodies. Sometimes the relative importance of one melody over the other is clear, and the added tune is called a countermelody (literally “against a melody”)Example: Trio section of Stars and Stripes