Melody can be defined as the frequency of musical notes that occur and end up forming an independent unit with a complete musical sense. The conjunction of the melodies form more complex structures such as the stanza and the chorus, as well as other structures that are part of the songs. In other words, melody is the substantial element of music. This means that the concept melody is formed from the succession of musical notes and for this reason the terms melody and music are often used as synonyms. However, on certain occasions, it can be said that certain music needs melody.
Usually the melody concept is associated with a toad, so that the melody of the music in its jovial aspect is accompanied by a certain rhythm (the dancing aspect of the music).
When we listen to a song and remember a chorus, it means we capture its melody, a different aspect of rhythm and harmony .
The process of musical creation
Creating music is an art and the first step is to create the notes to form a melody, for example, humming or whistling notes with a certain structure . Then low or high notes are added to the melody, and then a nexus or hook of the melodic parts is written. And all that, you can fit the lyrics of a song and form a musical theme.
On the other hand, when composing the music, it is necessary to take into account a number of aspects:
- – The shape of a musical piece, that is, the structure of a song (most musical themes are a combination of stanzas and choruses);
- – Create harmony and a contagious rhythm;
- – The lyrics must be creative and original;
- – The songs incorporate some hook as a guiding thread: “Let it be” by The Beatles or “No womam no cry” by Bob Marley are well-known examples with effective hooks.
the melody in poetry
Although the melody concept is usually associated with music, it cannot be forgotten that poetry also has a melodic dimension. In fact, the three units of a poetic text are the verse, the stanza and the poem and imply a melodic structure. To achieve this musical effect, the poet uses a series of elements: a certain rhythm (consonant or assonant), a meter, some literary figures (for example, metaphor) and the sound of certain words.