my name is Paul Radelat and welcome to writing melody using melodic
words. I've designed this to be a self-paced course using a different
approach to write melody. Here, melody is portrayed as groups
of notes, the words, and by putting the words together, you come
up with a melody.
most important aspect of this course is that you dont need
to read music. All exercises are illustrated using an animated
keyboard which plays the musical example for you. Some will have
musical notation as well. To see an example click
see whole song written from beginning to end, click
is a modular approach to writing melody, making it a more tangible
process. Think of it as melodic Legos. By using already existing
small melodic statements, it is easier to create a musical sentence
consisting of 4 to 8 bars.
order to view all the music examples on these pages, you need
Flash 5 or 6 viewer installed on your system. This page will look
best in Internet Explorer or Netscape 7. You may have to enlarge
purpose of this course is to present these materials in such a
way that categorizes the melodic words and gives you a logic for
putting them together easily. All exercises are based on 2 or
3 chords. Once you get the hang of melodic words, youll
be amazed at what great melodies you can write using just using
2 or 3 chords.