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GARY EWER – What a Good Melodic Shape Does For a Song – The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 3, 2017

In music, a melody that exhibits a kind of “arch shape” is a natural one that really works. Sometimes that arch shape — where the melody starts low in pitch, rises in the middle, and then descends again, is really clear and obvious, like the melody for Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line”: And sometimes…

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Writing a Song Melody That Uses an Arch Shape

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 15, 2017

In 1937 Carl Orff wrote “Carmina Burana,” a 25-movement song cycle/scenic cantata that became an instant audience favourite. My choir, Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum, is working on this piece in preparation for an early-April performance, and it’s a ton of fun. Even if you aren’t familiar with the entire work, you likely do know the epic first song, “O…

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