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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER8

Melodies

In This Chapter

  • Creating a melody from tones and rhythms
  • Analyzing existing melodies
  • Learning the building blocks of melodic form
  • Composing your first melody

Lesson 5, Track 36

In the first part of this book (Chapters 1 through 4), you learned all about notes and pitches. In the second part (Chapters 5 through 7), you learned all about note values and rhythms. By themselves, pitches and rhythms don’t amount to much. But when you combine them, they create something wonderful—a melody.

Melody is defined as a logical progression ...

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