Articles about Melodic Structures

Improvisation: Phrasing
Banjo Newsletter (2015) Vol. 42, No. 11, pp. 28-29

 

Information Flow and Repetition in Music
Journal of Music Theory (2014) Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 155-178

A corpus analysis of common-practice themes shows that, when an intervallic pattern is repeated with one changed interval, the changed interval tends to be larger in the second instance of the pattern than in the first; the analysis also shows ...

Utilizing the tone row in jazz pedagogy: A technique to create tonal harmony in an atonal environment
Music Theory Pedagogy Online (2014) Vol. 3, pp. 1-22

This paper examines a jazz pedagogical method, based on a Bill Evans composition, that utilizes Arnold Schoenberg's serial tone row in a harmonically tonal setting. By exploring the extensive harmonic possibilities produced by one tone row, this method guides students ...