Notebook, 1993-



A succession of simple sounds so arranged as to produce a pleasing effect upon the ear; distinguished from harmony by not necessarily including a combination of parts. By the melody the leading part in a harmonized composition is meant.

Chromatic Melody. A melody consisting of a series of tones moving by chromatic intervals.

Diatonic Melody. A melody whose tones move by diatonic intervals.

Leading Melody. The principal part of a composition containing several parts.

Melodic modulation. A change from one key into another.

Melodica. That department of vocal elementary instructin which relates to the pitch of tones.

Elson, Louis C. Professor of Theory of Music at the New England Conservatory of Music. Elson's Music Dictionary. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co. MCMV.]



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