torsdag 8 juli 2010

The melody-accompaniment continuum

In this entry I'll continue the discussion about what I call the melody-accompaniment continuum.

Basically any piece of music has a melody and accompaniment. Now, how about playing several melodies at the same time? Visit my myspace and listen to temp6_chip. This is an experiment I did long ago, when I was trying to write polyphonic music. At 0:42 i use two melodies at once. This is in fact quite rare in popular music.

Should you aim for accompaniment with a high degree of melodicity? I think you should, since it gives a more professional impression.

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