The melody grew and passed from one instrument to another.
He coaxed one melody after another from the old piano, and then finally he folded the lid down.
Thomas Moore, who warmly eulogizes Emmet, with whom he was a student at Trinity College, records that one day when he was playing on the piano the melody "Let Erin remember," Emmet started up exclaiming passionately, "Oh, that I were at the head of 20,000 men marching to that air!"
The males appear to compete with each other in the brilliancy of their melody, in order to attract the females, which, according to the German naturalist Johann Matthaiis Bechstein always select the best singers for their mates.
But many hold that his letters and essays are finer contributions to pure literature, and that on these exquisite mixtures of wisdom, pathos, melody and humour his fame is likely to be ultimately based.
The ring and melody which they all possess is their chief beauty.
Melody must not make more than one wide skip in the same direction, because by so doing it would cause an awkward change of vocal register.
On the other hand, in a collection intended for synagogue use - and the second collection of psalms is as a whole far more suitable to a synagogue than to the Temple - where there would not be a large choir and orchestra of skilled musicians, it would obviously be desirable to state whether the psalm was to be sung to a Davidic, Asaphic or Korahite tone, or to give the name of a melody appropriate to it.
Although Coleridge had, for many years before his death, almost entirely forsaken poetry, the few fragments of work which remain, written in later years, show little trace of weakness, although they are wanting in the unearthly melody which imparts such a charm to Kubla Khan, Love and Youth and Age.
Iceland has always borne a high renown for song, but has never produced a poet of the highest order, the qualities which in other lands were most sought for and admired in poetry being in Iceland lavished on the saga, a prose epic, while Icelandic poetry is to be rated very high for the one quality which its authors have ever aimed at - melody of sound.
21 - the my will be that part of the orchestra which played the melody to be sung, virtually corresponding, mutatis mutandis, to what we now call the choir organ, and we need not complicate the compilation of the Psalter by postulating an altogether unnecessary " Director's Psalter."
As the medieval lyric decayed, more and more attention was given to the externals of poetic composition, the form, the number of syllables, the melody; and it was such externals that attracted the interest of these burgher-poets.
The universal tribute of Townshend's colleagues allows him the possession of boundless wit and ready eloquence, set off by perfect melody of intonation, but marred by an unexampled lack of judgment and discretion.
In these pieces, as in almost every production of his, in lieu of melody Liszt offers fragments of melody - touching and beautiful, it may be, or passionate, or tinged with triviality; in lieu of a rational distribution of centres of harmony in accordance with some definite plan, he presents clever combinations of chords and ingenious modulations from point to point; in lieu of musical logic and consistency of design, he is content with rhapsodical improvisation.
The poem was technically known as a Bar or Gesetz, the melody as a Ton or Weis.
He wrote, at his best, in the grand manner, melody and thought according with perfection of expression, and his finest poems have that indefinable air of the inevitable which is after all the touchstone of the poetic quality.
In some of the flights of his muse he reminds us of Slowacki, in the melody of his verse of Zaleski.
Before his time instrumental music was chiefly written for the Paradiesensaal, and its melody often sacrificed vitality of idea to a ceremonial courtliness of phrase.
Petya was as musical as Natasha and more so than Nicholas, but had never learned music or thought about it, and so the melody that unexpectedly came to his mind seemed to him particularly fresh and attractive.
Each instrument--now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn--played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
But his own style was an individual one, marked by lightness and facility, sparkling vivacity, grace and elegance, clear and piquant melody - characteristically French.
His ear for melody was inferior to his sense of time, but that his overfacility and structural defects were due less to lack of taste than to early habit, Georgian models, disassociation from the schools, is indicated by his work as a writer of prose.
Sometimes, on Sundays, I heard the bells, the Lincoln, Acton, Bedford, or Concord bell, when the wind was favorable, a faint, sweet, and, as it were, natural melody, worth importing into the wilderness.
He wrote several scientific works, that which attracted most attention at the time being his Optique des couleurs (1740), or treatise on the melody of colours.
La Esmeralda, the libretto of an opera founded on his great tragic romance of Notre-Dame de Paris, is a miracle of lyric melody and of skilful adaptation.
The modern Wagnerian conductor is apt to complain that Beethoven, in his four-bar phrase, drowns a melody which lies in the weakest register of the clarinet by a crowd of superfluous notes in oboes, horns and flutes.
wistful melody quietly to herself.
haunting melody fills the house.
The Batman melody that is expected is nestled into the undertones, climbing dramatically upwards into the crescendo and falling gently downward, back into the flow.
melody intention they marry an ear for infectious melodies to a healthy dose of social consciousness.
With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, guitar notation.
tempo tune, bolstered by a thumping back beat and simple yet contagious melody.
Create a question and answer melody, with two parts using contrasting timbres.
The bluesy tonality of this haunting song created a decidedly late-night feel, as did the gently drifting melody.
tonality of this haunting song created a decidedly late-night feel, as did the gently drifting melody.
Melody tones This allows you to select from a range of pre-set options, which ringing tone your phone will operate with.
transcribed from the original recordings, with drum charts, melody line & chord symbols.
Its melody is less complex, and a solo viol would bring it out much better.
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs, for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
vocalic melody but not the CV-Skeleton consistently failed to prime.
And Ryo's keyboard melody that goes through the track always sounds horribly weedy live.
This passage shows that if Beethoven had had the modern trumpet at his disposal, while he would no doubt freely have used its resources, he would nevertheless have maintained its character as an instrument founded on the natural scale, and would have agreed with Brahms that the nobility and purity of its tone depends upon its faithful adherence, at least within symphonic limits, to types of melody suggestive of that scale.
The stirring melody of the Marseillaise and its ingenious adaptation to the words serve to disguise the alternate poverty and bombast of the words themselves.
But one of the Rhine: daughters tells him that " he who could make the gold into a ring would become master of the world," and to these words the so-called Ring-motif is first sung (see Melody, Example II).
Alberich broods over what he hears, and already the theme changes its character as he thinks of such mastery of the world as he might gain by it (Melody, Ex.
A famous and typical instance of Wagner's use of Leitmotif in tragic irony is the passage where Hagen gives Siegfried friendly welcome, to the melody of the curse which Alberich pronounced on the ring and all who approached it.
The fault of the 1 7th-century sermon was a tendency, less prominent in Jeremy Taylor than in any other writer, to dazzle the audience by a display of false learning and by a violence in imagery; the great merit of its literary form was the fullness of its vocabulary and the richness and melody of style which adorned it at its best.
Plain in plumage, being greyish brown above and dull white below, while its quills are dingy black, variegated with white, there is little about the mocking-bird's appearance beyond its graceful form to recommend it; but the lively gesticulations it exhibits are very attractive, and therein its European rival in melody is far surpassed, for the cock-bird mounts aloft in rapid circling flight, and, alighting on a conspicuous perch, pours forth his ever-changing song to the delight of all listeners; while his actions in attendance on his mate are playfully demonstrative and equally interest the observer.
His operas, for all their daintiness and melody, no longer hold the stage; the Masses in which he praised God with a cheerful heart " have been condemned by the severer decorum of our own day; of his oratorios the Creation alone survives.
The innovation was at first received with some disfavour; critics accustomed to polite formalism censured it as extravagant and undignified; but the freshness and beauty of its melody soon silenced all opposition, and did more than anything else throughout the 18th century to establish the principle of nationalism in musical art.
Dr Neree Beauchemin Keeps Within Somewhat Narrow Limits In Les Floraisons Matutinales (1897); But Within Them He Shows True Poetic Genius, A Fine Sense Of Rhythm, Rhyme And Verbal Melody, A Curiosa Felicitas Of Epithet And Phrase, And So Sure An Eye For Local Colour That A Stranger Could Choose No Better Guide To The Imaginative Life Of Canada.
It 's an understated, slow-paced ballad with a pleasant melody, and some lovely acoustic guitar refrains.
This time Howe Bess was in the runners-up slot and Melody was back in fifth.
He slowed his pace, sauntering along with his hands in his pockets, whistling her melody.
Liked the line ' Feeling small, inner enemies standing tall ', droning chords driving the melody along.
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The Scherzo 's central section begins sotto voce, the melody almost hidden in the alto voice.
This is a mid paced song with slower sections of instrumentation followed by short staccato bursts of melody.
Drum and triangle gently beat out a tattoo while Howe strums out the main melody.
It has nothing to with the German idea of a chorale, as these are long symphonic compositions based on a flowing melody.
Melody Tones This allows you to select from a range of pre-set options, which ringing tone your phone will operate with.
Transcribed from the original recordings, with drum charts, melody line & chord symbols.
True - the undulations of the melody (a " holy noise "?
The perfectly picked intro had a jazzy feel and I liked the catchy chorus, which lifted up into quite an upbeat melody.
Prime/target pairs sharing the vocalic melody but not the CV-Skeleton consistently failed to prime.
And Ryo 's keyboard melody that goes through the track always sounds horribly weedy live.
The poplar awoke to hear the willow singing a sad and wistful melody quietly to herself.
Melody felt that she was unable to invite guests over to her house, because it would vex her painfully shy husband.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio-Numerous individual Einstein products have won the "Gold Award", including the Lullaby Classics CD, the Melody and Motion activity toy and the Baby Einstein hippo, octopus and dragon bath puppets.
Each player has their own melody and with multiple players, each plays a solo they play off one another.
Allow yourself to be enveloped by the soft melody as it blends perfectly with the harmonic jazz undertones.
You can identify with the words, which helps you feel less alone in your situation, or just let the softness of the melody take your stress away.
The couple has two children together - Lily-Rose Melody (born in 1999) and Jack (born in 2002).
The couple has two children together: Lily-Rose Melody, who was born on May 27, 1999 and John (Jack) Christopher, born on April 9, 2002.
The background music, Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers, has become synonymous with this romantic and sexually charged moment from Ghost.
You get tabs, chords with diagrams, standard musical notation, vocal melody lines and lyrics.
Skynyrd fans who are interested in the guitar riffs and melody lines of their greatest hits, as well as their lesser known songs, have many options to go to when seeking out tabs for their favorite band.
Following these basic instructions, you can also learn to pluck out a melody line when the fret indications are staggared along the lines, rather than aligned from top to bottom as they are for chords.
As a result, Jack's guitar work must balance being both melody and rhythm.
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Sometimes the melodies played on the guitar follow a song's vocal melody.
Other times, guitar players create a unique single note melody that is repeated several times throughout the song.
A famous example of a single note tag line melody can be heard in the Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's song, Breakdown.
His ability to play both an alternating bass line and a beautiful melody simultaneously seems impossible until you study his techniques very carefully.
For others, tablature is much easier - although it doesn't highlight the melody or dynamics of the song.
Sheppard set the words to a traditional English melody.
You may want to begin slowly and just pick out the melody on your guitar.
Soon you'll be able to play both the chords and the melody of this great jazz classic.
Rather, any guitar or instrument accompaniment goes along with the melody of the song.
Base your chord choices on the root notes of the melody.
Amenities include a swimming pool shaped like a guitar and the Melody Hall gaming and arcade facility.
Regardless of the level you play, the arrows speed along with the music and arrows usually follow the beat, lyrics, or melody of the song.
And believe me when I say you better know these songs inside and out if you are going to play the Hard or Expert levels because the sequence of the arrows will usually follow the verses, the chorus, or some bass groove or melody.
Others offer the chord and lyric information only, leaving it up to you to find the appropriate melody and pacing.
In each of the theme songs, the basic melody was used, but you may find that drums, orchestration, other keyboards, and brass instruments have been added to parallel the times.
When the mood is eerie, the soundtrack is great, as less attention is given to the music and it becomes more of a background hum, but embark upon a quest and the extravaganza of melody and harmony just unleashes an attack on your ear drums.
The tempo is slow and the music fairly quiet, with bells, tubas and clarinets providing the melody.
Getting lyrics from sheet music can help vocalists see the rhythm and melody to a new Christmas song before they even hear the instrumentals.
Country songs often have a slight twang to them, so finding lyrics that also shows the melody and harmony will help people who need to perform the country version of a traditional holiday song in a live Christmas music concert.
Many holiday songs popularized in English are enjoyed throughout the world, and it's interesting to hear the slight changes to lyrics or melody, but be able to hum along anyway.
While this melody is associated with the English carol "O Holy Night", the French lyrics request that we honor "the redeemer".
You'll notice familiar lyrics and melody in this French sample of "Silent Night".
Preschool Express offers this holiday tune, "Santa's On His Way", sung to the melody of "The Farmer in the Dell".
Some sites include mp3 files, but most simply have lyrics and a melody suggestion.
Everything Preschool - You'll find many nursery rhymes converted into familiar Christmas songs, as well as some originals that you can create a melody for.
In 1840, Felix Mendelssohn wrote a contata celebrating, of all things, the printing press, and the second chorus is used as the melody for this carol.
Keep in mind that some printed versions may feature different verses than what you're used to singing, but the melody should make everything familiar.
In Today by Melody Jackson, the native American woman tells of how "listening to the silence" helped her find her own integrity, her own joy in her identity.
Movie roles include: Kelly in Last Dance (1992), Jennifer Thomas in Molly (1999), Melody in Wish You Were Dead (2002), and several others.
Veteran actress Melody Thomas Scott actually left the show for a time during contract negotiations over a reduction in salary in 2009.
Melody Thomas Scott leaving The Young and the Restless may seem beyond belief, but in 2009 the unbelievable occurred when the 30 year veteran left the daytime drama.
Melody Thomas Scott met and fell in love with her husband former executive producer Ed Scott while working on the show.
Melody Thomas Scott, although nominated several times for the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy, the actress has not won.
For example, when Young and the Restless veteran actress Melody Thomas Scott left the daytime serial in 2009, many fans wanted a copy of her last show for posperity.
Tense contract negotiations nearly resulted in the loss of two long-time veteran actresses in 2009: Jess Walton and Melody Thomas Scott.
Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) were the first two headliners to make waves on soap opera news sites as their contracts went down to the wire.
When Eric Braeden fell into contract disputes with Sony and CBS, he left the daytime drama with Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki Newman.
Melody Thomas Scott joined the The Young and the Restless in 1979 as stripper Nikki Reed.
Later in 2009, contract disputes with Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden would lead to those long-time actors leaving the soap opera for a time.
Melody Thomas Scott is best known for her role as Nikki Reed Newman Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Landers Chow on The Young and the Restless.
Melody Thomas Scott began her training as a working actress at the tender age of three years old.
In 2009, fans of The Young and the Restless were stunned when Melody Thomas Scott left the daytime drama she had appeared on for 30 years.
Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott): She was once raped by her father Nick Reed and is the younger sister of Casey Reed.
If you need something that will help relax you and focus your breath and mind, choose songs with a more soothing melody.
They claimed that the melody for 'Stutter' was taken from Wire's 'I Am The Fly', and 'Connection' stole the keyboard riff from 'Three Girl Rhumba'.
For the next year, the 3 worked on material with a temp drummer to turn basic riffs into song structure with lyrics and melody.
Melody of a Fallen Tree by Windsor for the Derby.
Mr. Pearl Jam himself leaves grunge behind for this acoustic, night-time by the bonfire on the beach surf ditty from the soundtrack to A Broke Down Melody.
The Halo Theme (the first song) is turned into a Mjolnir mix, with more guitars added for more melody.
Heretic Hero is not overdone and introduces different elements at the perfect times, like a speedier drum sequence to the slower melody.
The man in the song is letting go and is apparently allowing himself to fall in love without reservation - it's a love song with an edgy melody and melancholy touch.
God-Shaped Hole: This lively song combines a catchy melody with lyrics of humanity's longing -- and ultimately belonging to God.
Lestsingit.com: Not only can you find the lyrics to the song at Letssingit.com, but you can rate the song on its rhythm, melody, instruments, lyrics and vocals for the benefit of other listeners.
Jazz parodies - and their closely related cousin, travesties, or burlesque - borrowed themes and some melody from generally tamer music and rewrote the song with a jazz bent musically.
A band or artist who "covers" a song sings another band or artist's song, possibly with their own twist on the song's melody or lyrics.
A parody song is a song that is set to the tune of a popular melody, but the lyrics are changed to poke fun at the song's original lyrics, pop-culture, or even the songwriters themselves.
Hill, sisters and kindergarten teachers in late 1800s Kentucky, are credited with developing the melody that would become Happy Birthday.
Others believe neither song should ever have been copyrighted, considering the melody was so similar to songs that predated it and the lyrics were made up by kindergarteners who never got a chance to make a claim on the song.
The UK's then-influential Melody Maker magazine referred to their music as a "bunch of daft punk."
So upset by the use of the lyrical melody, as well as the dramatic change in style of the credits, some Star Trek fans began an online petition demanding that the Star Trek Enterprise theme song be removed altogether.
The leitmotif is typically a chord progression, short melody or simple rhythm that recurs in music, literature or life.
You hear pieces of Leia's recurring melody when she is describing the fragile memories she has of her mother and then Luke's Theme takes precedence as he reveals that not only is Darth Vader his father, but that Leia is his sister.
Whether you're a band trying get new fans, or simply a person who loves music, MySpace can help you bring a bit of melody into your life.
It is loosely used to describe any exalted strain of devotional melody.
Then it breaks gently forth in a noble, swinging rhythm and massively soft brazen tones, as Wotan awakes on a mountain height and gazes upon Walhalla, his newly finished palace which he has bid the giants build, so that from it he may rule the world (Melody, Ex.
musicians with treble lutes and with harps an octave lower (or with lutes and harps over the sopranos and tenors respectively) were to lead the singers in giving out the melody.
Each gild numbered various classes of members, ranging from beginners, or Schiller (corresponding to trade-apprentices), and Schulfreunde (who were equivalent to Gesellen or journeymen), to Meister, a Meister being a poet who was not merely able to write new verses to existing melodies but had himself invented a new melody.
Here at least, in the slender volume of 1830, was a new writer revealed, and in "Mariana," "The Poet," "Love and Death," and "Oriana," a singer of wonderful though still unchastened melody.
Then the " two ancient and grave knights " returned and led him to the chapel, the esquires going before them " sporting and dancing " with " the minstrels making melody."
His best work is found in the volume of odes called The Unknown Eros, which is full not only of passages but of entire poems in which exalted thought is expressed in poetry of the richest and most dignified melody.
Some of the poems are faultless, after their kind, flowing from the first stage to the last, lucid in thought, vivid in diction, harmonious in their pensive melody.
modus) in music for "melody."
It's an understated, slow-paced ballad with a pleasant melody, and some lovely acoustic guitar refrains.
The slight reverb and the occasionally whammy on the chord really accentuate what is a very simple and effective melody.
Not a problem: Immune create melody and refined, brooding, spacious atmospherics, all consistently well done.
atonal music, devoid of melody, harmony, or rhythm with which they can identify.
atonal melody, but the process invariably throws up something unique.
These patterns form a hypnotic backdrop to the slow haunting melody - fabulous stuff.
The second movement starts with a beautiful melody on the first bassoon and is passed from instrument to instrument.
The second movement opens with a haunting melody from a solo bassoon, creating a feeling of calmness.
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings, It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
In the violin concerto, the second movement opens with a beautiful melody played by the oboe.
confessional tone of the songs and in the sheer quality of melody and song writing.
Ascending then descending chords and melody opened things nicely, a crooned vocal hinting at an intimate, almost confessional relationship.
doodlewould catch him doodling around on the piano, trying to come up with something different in the chord structure or the melody.
It is the one source from which melody directly emanates, and draws its power.
fizzed along quite exuberantly to the melody of " London Bridge is Falling Down " .
fret the bottom strings as well as the melody course, to play chords (eg.
Think of thrash, grunge and metal bands that have an ear for a good melody, thoughtful lyrics and the occasional string section.
The first and most traditional way is to write out the melody and then harmonize it.
Some fine clarinet playing held the melody, and created the haunting swooping stops and nuances which typifies the music.
humming a melody Soft to the ears, Like candyfloss.
Big Themes/Standout Tracks John David Webster has an ear for a good melody, and many of these songs are instantly hummable.
Performing ten " compositions " and two completely improvised pieces, there is a complete abandonment of anything approaching melody.
jaunty quirky melody about it.
The program presents the key signature of a short graded melody, and plays it twice for the student.
knack for melody that will reel folks in quicker than a burger van at fat camp.
lilting stuck groove melody which slips out of focus.
lyrical melody sings through.
A composer and/or lyricist might need to rework the text to help it to coalesce with a melody.
A pure descending melody that could be an English madrigal meets warped chords simultaneously shimmering and turgid.
meld melody and subtle guitar noise better than most.
He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house.
This sounded like one of the better Coldplay songs with its soaring melody.
Sibelius composed the melody in the late 19th century.
However, they rather let the side down by also having a catchy little melody called Ramble on Rose.
The vocal melody comes in with a tune that leans heavily King Crimson's ' In the Court of the Crimson King ' .
James demonstrated his bluesy guitar skills alongside a soulful melody.
Few works capture this more ardently than Elgar's Second Symphony with its abundance of lyrical melody.
melody reminiscent of the better mid-90s UK bands.
melody lines with the guitar chords are also printed at the back of the book.
The plainsong melody of the Sequence is dispersed among the four voices but appears mostly in the inner two parts.
Features choice of lullaby or birdsong melody, on- ... .
melody hooky melodies float above live and pre-recorded recorded samples with swirls of synth to create some catchy music.
mensural canon: they sing the same melody but at slightly different speeds.
It sounds messy, all over the place - but still the melody shines through as Syd rambles his way through the song.
Refrain There was mickle melody At that childÃ¨s birth: Although they were in heaven's bliss They made mickle mirth.
Refrain There was mickle melody At that childÃ¨s birth: Although they were in heaven's bliss They made mickle melody At that childÃ¨s birth: Although they were in heaven's bliss They made mickle mirth.
George's adventures in bricolage gather strength in their new record, a coherent miscellany of bric-Ã -brac electronics and clockwork melody.
oboe melody to a full blown performance including bagpipes!
It has a catchy chorus, a gorgeous melody and even manages to throw in an orchestral break without sounding overblown.
The possibility to tune the vocal phrasing of a new or altered melody is fantastic.
At one point a Balkan melody seemed to emerge at others a ghostly pibroch.
plainsong melody is set in the alto part, with a simple syllabic accompaniment from the other voices.
plaintive melody in 5/4 time.
The melody is played with the other hand on the longer string using a plectrum made from a small piece of wood or bark.
plumbing pipes, producing melody by adding or subtracting segments.
I don't believe a politician had ever written for Melody Maker previously.
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The keyboards on this track are fabulous - a hypnotic sweeping melody reminiscent of fairgrounds.
runner-upme Howe Bess was in the runners-up slot and Melody was back in fifth.
sauntering along with his hands in his pockets, whistling her melody.
SUMMER DAYS A light bouncy melody on the soprano saxophone, reflecting the mood of summer.
The announcement of a third melody subtly changes the mood to one of great serenity.
Liked the line ' feeling small, inner enemies standing tall ', droning chords driving the melody along.
Us is an almost traditional love song, with strings lapping at its pop melody.
songbook with vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and guitar chords.
The Scherzo's central section begins sotto voce, the melody almost hidden in the alto voice.
staccato bursts of melody.
Through composed with two short interludes after the third and fifth stanza, it also makes use of the German melody GroÃŸer Gott.
A clear melody in E flat major weaves its way through the piece, appearing in a minor guise in the third stanza.
strums out the main melody.
symphonic compositions based on a flowing melody.
He then sequenced his ideas on to the computer adapting the melody to reflect a Blues style, using syncopation.
undulations of the melody (a " holy noise "?
vocal melody comes in with a tune that leans heavily King Crimson's ' In the Court of the Crimson King ' .
Those instruments of which the tones and compass are most suitable for polyphonic melody are for the most part high in pitch; a circumstance which, in conjunction with the practice (initiated by the monodists and ratified by science and common sense) of reckoning chords upwards from the bass, leads to the conclusion that the instruments which hold the main threads in the design shall be supported where necessary by a simple harmonic filling-out on some keyed instrument capable of forming an unobtrusive background.
It was lucky for the development of instrumentation (as in all branches of music during the change from polyphonic to formal design) that whenever the texture is not polyphonic the natural place for melody is on the surface: in other words, when the accompaniment is simple the tune is generally on the top. Haydn, when he was not tempted by the resources of an instrument so complete in itself as the pianoforte, soon learnt to write artistically perfect string quartets in which the first violin, though overwhelmingly the most important part, is nevertheless in perfect balance with the other members of the scheme, inasmuch as they contribute exactly what their pitch and the little polyphonic elaboration admissible by the style will enable them to give.
Master of a form of language peculiarly sweet and euphonical, and possessed of a delicate ear which instinctively suggested the most musical arrangement possible, he gives his sentences, without art or effort, the most agreeable flow, is never abrupt, never too diffuse, much less prolix or wearisome, and being himself simple, fresh, naif (if we may use the word), honest and somewhat quaint, he delights us by combining with this melody of sound simple, clear and fresh thoughts, perspicuously expressed, often accompanied by happy turns of phrase, and always manifestly the spontaneous growth of his own fresh and unsophisticated mind.
Of the six parts into which it is divided, the first translates into manysided music the joys and sorrows, the thoughts and fancies, the studies and ardours and speculations of youth; the second, as full of light and colour, grows gradually deeper in tone of thought and music; the third is yet riper and more various in form of melody and in fervour of meditation; the fourth is the noblest of all tributes ever paid by song to sorrow - a series of poems consecrated to the memory of the poet's eldest daughter, who was drowned, together with her husband, by the upsetting of a boat off the coast of Normandy, a few months after their wedding-day, in 1843; the fifth and the sixth books, written during his first four years of exile (all but one noble poem which bears date nine years earlier than its epilogue or postscript), contain more than a few poems unsurpassed and unsurpassable for depth and clarity and trenchancy of thought, for sublimity of inspiration, for intensity of faith, for loyalty in translation from nature, and for tenderness in devotion to truth; crowned and glorified and completed by their matchless dedication to the dead.
And then there 's the mountaineers ' melody and rough-hewn performance style.
If there is a particularly catchy melody that is sung during a song's chorus, a guitar player will often play the same melody on the guitar during the song's instrumental break.
Another up tempo tune, bolstered by a thumping back beat and simple yet contagious melody.
capable of amazing feats of melody.
Somewhere a small bird chirruped and cooed, and the melody of it softened the man's heart even more.
Three melody parts and a chord accompaniment from chord accompaniment from chord symbols.
With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams.
The melody lines with the guitar chords are also printed at the back of the book.
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