So, I'm a little late on my blog for last week. I've been working on moving in to a new place in Corsham and I have allergies for the first time in my life. Apparently, since the pollen is different here, so are the allergies. UGH. This week's task was to construct a melody before any other part of the song. I used Sibelius to write as much as I could for my collaboration with Alex and Farhan and I also wrote a simple 6/8 melody for Will M. The class went very well and our song, Two Faces, went over very nicely. I think it will be a great song for our portfolios.
Alex, Farhan, and I all had an all night/day living room recording session on Wednesday and Thursday with our equipment and computers all set up to work on the songs for the portfolio. It was a very fun experience.
March 10th, 2014
Some melody terminology to think about:
- Scalic melodies move stepwise within a scale
- Intervalic melodies include leaps and steps within a scale
- Static melodies maintain the same pitch across the syllables
- Melisma is the singing of a single syllable over multiple pitches