In this project, students are asked to compose a short, catchy, singable melody using the C Major scale. Each melody must follow the basic rules of music theory and counterpoint- that is, that notes must progress mostly in steps with few leaps (so it's easy to sing) and resolve to the tonic (C). Students record, notate, and analyze their melodies.
“I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort--
and disappointment and perseverance.”
- Vincent van Gogh
2013-14 Term 3 (Spring)