Summation and Subdivision

Musical Structures: Summation and Subdivision

Have you ever heard about ‘summation’ and ‘subdivision’ in music? Meanwhile, these mathematical concepts are quite applicable to music analysis.

Melody

Melody

Melody is derived when a group of pitches are played one after another. It is this linear succession of pitches that we perceive as conversational; and a good Melody is the thing we remember after the song is done.

Methods of Theme Development

Methods of Theme Development

A Composer's Guide

A musical theme is a melody, usually a complete musical phrase, upon which part or all of a composition is based. There are some certain principles of a theme