SONGWRITING: Creating Melody with Numeric Combinations

www.creativeguitarstudio.com Search Andrew Wasson.com for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: March 22, 2011 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: www.andrewwasson.com Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… Q: Hi Andrew, I am a mathematician getting hooked on music and guitar, and your videos have helped me greatly! In researching music, my latest studies have had me analyzing scales and chords. One thing I’ve noticed is that scale tones, (or degrees as they’re called in the theory books), are simply numbers and the various ordering of these numbers creates melody. If I create a set of numbers such as; 6, 3, 5, 7, 3 and adapt them to the fingerboard with any number of variations of rhythm — I instantly have a melodic statement. But, how can I take this idea further? Any ideas regarding the expansion of this concept would be very much appreciated. Thank you for all of your guitar lessons. – Luis, Cambridge, MA. A: The numeric melody combinations approach is a fantastic way to come up with interesting melodic ideas. The trick to developing this approach is adding embellishments and making variations to rhythms. The interesting thing is that any number is actually a melody waiting to be discovered. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: twitter.com ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: www

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Published: 2011-03-22 12:18:17
SONGWRITING: Creating Melody with Numeric Combinations

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