Music Theory 101 Melody

Music Theory 101 Melody

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Ever wonder why certain melodies stick with you forever while others trigger an intense emotional response? Why does this happen? Well, it’s not accidental! In this tutorial you’ll learn the theory and the art of melody writing...
Melodies are magical. They’re what we remember and love most about the music. And, they are the foundation of every kind of music from ancient Gregorian Chant to Hip Hop.

In this entertaining tutorial by composer Gregg Fine, you’ll learn how melodies are constructed and discover all the parameters of melody making beginning with notes and scales. Next you’ll see how major and minor scales are constructed with their unique patterns of whole- and half-steps. From there Professor Fine demystifies accidentals: those odd little symbols that live alongside musical notes on the page. After that there’s a section where you’ll get into musical intervals: those vibrating building blocks of melody and harmony! Then Gregg modulates it up a key or two by focusing on some exotic scales like Pentatonic, Blues, Octatonic and Augmented.

Ever hear of these: Dorian, Lydian, Aeolian and Phrygian? These are some of the mystical musical modes! You’ll explore all 7 modes derived from the scale and learn how they are constructed and how they can add another layer of color to you songwriting palette!

So if you’re new to composing or just want to make your current songs more melodic, this tutorial on Melody will get you humming right along! And, keep a lookout for the rest of the Music Theory series on Harmony, Rhythm and Song Form. Together they teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of music theory and songwriting!

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. The Parameters of Melody
3. Note Pitch & Scales
4. Major & Minor Scales
5. The Staff System
6. Sharps & Flats
7. Intervals
8. The Pentatonic Scale
9. The Blues Scale
10. Symmetrical Scales
11. Octatonic & Augmented
12. Harmonic & Melodic Minor
13. The Modes - Part 1
14. The Modes - Part 2
15. The Modes - Part 3

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Comments and ratings for Music Theory 101 Melody
  • (40 stars)

    by Raul Levario on 06/03/2013

    This app lacks videos in its video selection menu- that is my biggest complain;currently users have to start at video 1 and have to skip their way up to the next desired video.Regardless of this and other quirks, I still give the app atleast 4 stars due

  • (40 stars)

    by Harold Haynes on 05/03/2013

    I have a Galaxy S3.App has a glitch.When you press on content nothing comes up.Also writing is all crooked