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How does the melody of a song (pitch, rhythm, intervals, tonal quality) help to enhance...
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Melody can be crucial to the lyrics of a song for a number of reasons. Rising pitch literally provide a more "upbeat" feel, while notes heading downward tend to quiet and calm us. When the lyrics match the interval direction, we have a consistency that pleases our minds and our ears. If we think of lyrics as telling a story, which so many do, a good melody is like the rising and falling action in a story.
Posted by speamerfam on June 5, 2013 at 2:49 PM (Answer #1)
Much of this is mostly intuitive to us as human beings. Thinking about this, discussing the effects of pitch and rhythm is enlightening.
Posted by np5747 on June 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM (Answer #2)
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