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Find the melody, rhythm and chords 9

Chordpiano-Workshop Part I



You open a notebook and see a piece like this that you might not know and have
never heard before. How do you proceed?
Before you play the frst note on the keys, make sure you know the melody inter-
nally. All you need frst to do this is the rhythm.
Finding the pulse
Sing or clap the rhythm of the melody
Find the key and corresponding notes
The time signature or the pulse is noted at the beginning of the piece; here's the
3/4 time.
Find the melody, rhythm and chords in a piece
Next, fnd the rhythm of the melody and put it to the pulse. Speak along the
rhythm and use it to invent word or syllables that ft the melody rhythm.
The sooner that you can fnd the melodic notes, the sooner you will know the
keys associated with these notes.
If you know the key, it reduces the huge selection of notes, down to just a few.
In addition, you will quickly see strange notes in the piece.
The key of our folk song is the key of F with the notes: F-G-A-B
b
-C-D-E-F.
In addition to those specifed by the key of F, there should not be any sharps
in the middle of the piece, other than those in the next to time signature before
the notes. Accordingly, the notes are limited to F-G-A-B
b
-C-D-E. If you do not
know the notes of the key of F or have never played, then please scroll quickly
to lesson 6 - keys - and look closely at those for the key of F.
Lesson 2
Quickly detect a recorded melody
Fig.: Folk song written out in notes, melody in two hands
Now you should have an emotional overview and knowledge, of how the melo-
dy should rhythmically feel and sound.
Find the melody, rhythm and chords 10
Chordpiano-Workshop Part I
If you want to learn more about:
- Find the melody, rhythm and chords in a piece
- Quickly detect a recorded melody
- Find the key and corresponding notes
- Melody, harmony and rhythm
- First motifs, melodies and chords
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