MELODY WRITING MELODY
The term melody is applied to all four voices. Each voice should stand alone as a melody rather than as a succession of chord tones. The Bass voice does not always follow melody guidelines as closely as the other voices because it supplies the harmonic foundation.
TYPES OF MOTION
FIGURE 2.1: Examples of Conjunct and Disjunct Motion
(1) Conjunct motion in the opposite direction.
FIGURE 2.2: Disjunct motion followed by conjunct motion in the opposite direction
FIGURE 2.4: Disjunct motion followed by conjunct motion in the same direction
FIGURE 2.5: Disjunct motion followed by disjunct motion in the same direction
(1) Augmented intervals are forbidden.
FIGURE 2.6: Examples of Augmented Intervals
FIGURE 2.8: Examples of Major Sevenths
FIGURE 2.9: Use of Minor Seventh
Any number of stable tones may follow one another, but their overuse will emphasize the tonic triad.
FIGURE 2.11: Succession of Stable Tones
FIGURE 2.12: Succession of Tendency Tones
FIGURE 2.13: Two active tones separated by more than a third
FIGURE 2.14. a: Two Active Tones Surrounding a Stable Tone
FIGURE 2.14. b: Two Active Tones Surrounding a Stable Tone