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Writing a Melody

"Speaking to yourselves in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart
to the Lord."
  (Eph 5:19 KJV)

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Look and Listen for things that make a melody good. Click on the Melody MIDI file to  hear these examples. [Each technique is emphasised by the piano]

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Try these things in melodies you improvise

 

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Try some melodies of your own, using some of these ideas.

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Improvise some 2 and 4 bar phrased melodic ideas, using the 12-Bar Blues in C MIDI file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listen to
MIDI file

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Melody
Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Play to
MIDI file

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notes.gif (371 bytes)
12 Bar
in C

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