In this podcast I explore an exercise composers can use to create interesting melodies through restricting your note choices to a small melodic cell. Using just four pitches we’ll explore two very different directions while sticking true to the same source material. Since the restrictions placed on you by requiring you to use the melodic cell are limiting, you have to find other ways to make your melody strong.
If you enjoyed the Appreciating Jazz series I do plan on returning to that format and take a look at more jazz and other musical styles in the future. Subscribe on iTunes or download future podcasts on my web site.