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How to Write an Effective Countermelody! (Live Lesson Excerpt)

ChrisSiuMusic

Senior Member
Hey friends! In today's video, my good friend and student Shaheen allowed me to upload an excerpt of one of our composition/production lessons onto the channel! You'll see specifically how my approach to writing a countermelody works against a lead line, and hopefully it gives you some ideas for your own writing. Please enjoy!

0:00 The function of a countermelody
0:49 Smooth voice leading
3:57 How to bridge chord tones
6:55 Using singing to think about line writing
10:36 Using an enclosure
13:05 Adjusting melody to fit countermelody
15:27 Recap

 

SlHarder

Senior Member
Chris

Eavesdropping on a remote tutoring session was very informative. I learned a lot about how remote sessions can be very effective and I also picked up worthwhile composition techniques.
 
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