Brief 2

“Compose a waltz melody to be performed in a dance at Porthcawl Pavilion.”

Try and compose a longer melody this time – 16 bars – in 3/4 time as it is a waltz. Use a long rhythm at the end of the first phrase and at the end of your melody. Try and repeat sections of rhythm and the outline/shape of the melody so as to create unity of structure.

Here are links to examples of waltz melodies you could listen to as you begin composing your own original work:

(the famous melody begins from 01:30).

(from 01:13)

(from 1:00)

Make notes whilst considering the relationship between the melody and the chords used in the accompaniment.

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