16) Making a melody - Right Hand Patterns
The chord progression I use in this example is the one listed in this post of mine at the number 2.
2) Octave change
And this is a mix of the two previous patterns. I simply play the first two patterns one after the other.
With this few notes and chords I have created a short song of about 1'30'':
3) Dividing the music space between the two hands
4) Time changes
In the following examples I used the chord progression that you can find in this post of mine at number 26.
Finally a recording with this last two examples combined. Please note that:
1) I play the first example, the second one and the first one again;
2) in the second example I put some accents on the bass, making it work as a kind of melody;
3) this mix combines in one song "melody repetition", "octave changes" and "time changes", in other words some techniques explained in this post;
4) this time again I created a one minute song with just few notes and chords. With some changes and a second theme it could even become a brand new composition.
5) Repeated note alternated to a melodic note
First take a look at the picture below.
We can mix the first and second examples (lower repeated note and higher repeated note, both highlighted with a red ring) and once again we can mix different patterns (the blue rectangle shows similar bars, in other words, the melody repetition explained at the beginning of this post). This is the result:
6) Repeated notes group alternated to melodic notes
This pattern is similar to the previous one. But this time instead of repeating just one note, we repeat a group of notes. Alternating a melodic note to this group (with the accent >) let it emerge from the music flow.
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