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Final Final Thoughts on Melodic Analysis

I have been discussing melodic and harmonic analysis with my students over the last few weeks. As a random exercise – we thought it would be useful to consider how some of these techniques are incorporated into the top 10. … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Vertical Melodic Analysis

After last weeks post on Horizontal melodic analysis – here are a few thoughts I am discussing with students regarding the vertical dimension. Although there any many ways I have considered this through the years – I have condensed it … Continue reading

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Vertical Melodic Analysis

Where as my blog last week focused on horizontal ¬†melodic analysis – this session concerned the vertical movement of melody. More specifically, the session was related to how tension and release operates when specific note types come up against a … Continue reading

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Melodic Analysis: horizontal techniques

This weeks musicology lecture examined¬† ways in which it is possible to analyse popular music melody – specifically from a horizontal perspective. As will be seen in the PowerPoint and the audio stream of the lecture – I get some … Continue reading

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