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Song Variance Comparison

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Jul 12. 4 Replies

Over the past decade or so, the concept of melody seems to have changed from what it was for Rock or Big Band melodies.  There are songs being written with the traditional concept of melody and I…Continue

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Bob Porter replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Personally, I think this is way too small a sample to make this kind of case. I think there are a lot of songs in all time periods that fit both criteria. The melody from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Moonlight Sonata, both from a few hundred…"
Jul 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Not sure how melodies come into song marketing. Between about 1963 until the late 1980s, marketing was driven by the artists/talent themselves who had to persuade media companies to take them on. "Can we make a profit or not from this…"
Jul 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Not sure how melodies come into the marketing aspects of songs. Until the late 1980s, marketing was driven by the artists/talent themselves during which time the role of the marketers changed somewhat from "Can we make a profit or not from this…"
Jul 11
Clark Murray replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
" Yes "
Jul 11
Charles Holt replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Are you asking us for feedback on this Clark? Or if not may I ask what the prpose of this dissertatation is?"
Jul 11
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Song Variance Comparison

Over the past decade or so, the concept of melody seems to have changed from what it was for Rock or Big Band melodies.  There are songs being written with the traditional concept of melody and I have provided some examples below.  However, the most prominent interpretation of melody is what I’m calling contemporary melody. In the past melodies were an important component of the marketability of the song. However, today melodies seem more like an afterthought. As I will demonstrate in this…See More
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Pop
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
San Francisco Bay Area
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I've composed three new age albums. I have also arranged songs in pop, orchestral, kpop and big band versions.

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At 2:07pm on July 9, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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