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Melodic Rhythm

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Ben Camp

on 6 September 2016

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Transcript of Melodic Rhythm

Melodic Rhythm
What's this?
"It's the beginning of every novel, every tv show, every play, every poem, movie and song that you've ever
loved, hated, laughed at
or cried about.

This is how all of them began."
What's the most basic part of a melody?
How do you start?
Basics
What can melodic rhythm convey?
Sections
Emotions
Focus
Space
What are the sections?
Rhythmic difference?
What is the rhythmic
emotion of each section?
How to focus attention with
just
rhythms?
How are these used in Sondheim?
not getting married toDAY
Today is for Amy...
Amy I give you the rest of my life...
Strong beats
Contrast
every section
Try
Space
Where is your attention drawn?
What are the main ideas? How are they highlighted?
Strong beats
Contrast
Put your make up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim
So they like you.
Do they like you?
Motivic Development
How to
capture
and
keep
attention
To provide memorability
To provide engagement
Exercise
- Groups of 2 or 3

- Write 2 sections of rap about Berklee. [16 bars min]

- Use repetition and contrast to highlight any important lines, central ideas, or titles.

- Contrast A & B sections rhythmically.

- Contrast your title line rhythmically
Why?
Why?
How?
Extension
Truncation
Repetition
Displacement
Matched phrases
Augmentation
Diminution
How?
Phrase sync
Phrasal Ac/Deceleration
Rhythmic Ac/Deceleration
Unmatched phrases
Phrase length
Syncopation
Note length / Space
Like Sondheim, how does Katy use these tools?
Rhyme
What does it do?
Objects grouped together
are seen as a whole.
Mnemonic device
Closure

Memory
Speed
Controls pace of movement
Spotlight
Focuses attention on words/phrases.
Where would you want focus?
Rhythm & Rhyme
Expectation & Surprise
Tension & Release
Do the rhyme schemes satisfy, or surprise expectations?
CONTRAST:
Note length
Phrase length
Starting beat
Syncopation



REPETITION:
Extension
Truncation
Displacement
Repetition
Motive 1
Repetition:

Motive 1
displaced
Repetition of last 2 bars.
Repetition:
Motive 1
extension
Motive 1
truncated & displaced
Motive 2 Contrast:
Note Lengths, Phrase Start
Motive 3 Contrast:
Syncopation, Note length
Motive 4
Motive 4
truncated
Motive 2
Repeated
Motive 3 Repeated
Motive 4,
Repeated
Motive 4:
Extended
and add
Syncopation
Repetition of last 2 bars.
Motive 5 Contrast:
Note Length. Phrase Start
Motive 6 Contrast:
Note Length, Phrase Start
Repetition of last 2 bars.
Motive 5
Repeated
Motive 6
Extension
Motive 6:
Truncation
of
Extension
[In groups of 3]
[Clap along]
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