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Composing

 

Listen to a song you might know:

   


( Oh When the Saints
)


Parts

The drums help give the feeling of rhythm:

   

A walking bass part adds some interest:

   

Keyboard and guitar instruments fill in with harmony:

   


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Melody

Listen to just the melody by itself--can you sing with it?

   


Then can you go back and sing the melody with a part above?


Listen

What instruments do you think make up the rhythm section?

   


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What instruments do you think play the melody and harmony together?

   

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Whole Song

Listen to the whole song again:

   

Change

Can you tell what is different in this version?

   

Styles

Here are two different styles--what makes them different from the first version?

  Style 1:  


  Style 2:  


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Think of the fun you can have
composing and arranging your own song........icon


This page is based on a lesson created by Richard Repp and used with his permission.

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