Melody & Texture
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|This lesson is part of the Fundamentals of Sound & Music module.|
- Students will understand the fundamental concepts of texture, melody, countermelody and accompaniment.
- Students will be able to identify different types of texture.
- Students will learn the basic features of melodic writing: motive, phrase, contour, range
- Students will explore how melody is portrayed in sign languages through signing space and gestural modification
- Jackson, Music Appreciation:
- Magnuson, Sound Patterns: Chapter 3 - Texture
- Hutchinson, Music for the 21st Century Classroom
- Earmaster: Chapter 2.4 - Texture
- Maler, [forthcoming book from OUP on sign language and music]
- Music Theory Academy:
- Lipscomb, History & Styles of Rock:
- Rumery, Composer's Tools: Contour
- Tagg, Excerpts from "Chapter 5: Melody" in Everyday Tonality II (2014).
Listening or Videos
- Discussion and definition of different types of texture
- Identification of texture in musical examples from different genres and time periods
- Identification of general contour for melodic segments
- Identifying melodic shape and texture in recorded examples