Melody: How to Write Great Tunes

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 216 pages
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(Book). Melody is the true heart of music, often inspired by nothing more than the songwriter's muse. Yet melody can be learned. This book teaches the art of melody and how to write effective tunes. Starting from basics, it covers the essentials rhythm, intervals, scales, and harmony and builds to offer a wealth of advanced techniques and tricks. Every musical example in the book is also on the CD, allowing musicians to increase their awareness of melody through both sight and sound.
  

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Contents

Insiders
13
Outsiders the notes
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CD TRACK 9
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The eighthnote tied to a quarternote in bar 4
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One small step one
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Lines and curves
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In perfect harmony
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CD TRACK 58
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A simple twobar descending phrase is sung over an
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Rikky Rooksby is a
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Rooksby is a guitar teacher, songwriter, and music journalist.

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