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In this 3-part series, I’m dissecting melodic composition and how it impacts storytelling in song. I’ll be answering the questions: What is melody? How is it constructed? And most importantly, how does melody tell a story of its own?
This episode zeroes in on melodic contour and how it can elevate your interpretation of lyrics. I walk you through specific song examples while I discuss conjunct and disjunct motion, melodic focal points, and a melody’s inner landscape of hills and valleys.
When you learn these building blocks of melodic construction, you’ll be able to analyze a melody for yourself, communicate better with the music director, and make personal choices about how you want to interpret the melody.
If you want to feel more empowered to make unique interpretive choices for your song, then press play now!
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