lichtenberg94 wrote:thank you 15 dreams! having fun playing with this
15Dreams wrote:lichtenberg94 wrote:thank you 15 dreams! having fun playing with this
I am glad! Still open to requests...now that it's summer I have a good bit of free time on my hands.
15Dreams wrote:Evenflow wrote:15Dreams wrote:Nothing Is Real:
The main melody goes, starting on the upbeat:
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I'm still learning how to read music so can someone translate the music above for me so I can understand .
Not sure what you mean by "translate." That's just standard musical notation, which you can learn how to read easily by googling "how to read sheet music." There's really no quick way to learn it, just get used to where note names are on the staff and how rhythm is notated.
If you mean what names the notes are it's just Eb, D, Bb, D, F, Bb.
Since you're offering - Have you done Zoetrope yet? I've always been curious about the chord sequence
bendu wrote:Had to chime in here. This thread is an amazing resource. Thanks to 15Dreams for the effort.
Is Turquoise Hexagon Sun on the list? Olson?
Thanks yea I'm studying how to read musical notation great advice , I luv learning about the deeper side of music theory .
Btw is this Melody in the key of Eb ?
BOC melodies are better than even huge successful and even legendary artis , how do you think they come up with such great melodies like this on a consistent basses , it seams to me there's more to it than just playing scales and chord progression ?
*starts erecting a cross*15Dreams wrote:I would go with either Bb Major or Bb Mixolydian for the key on Nothing Is Real. The key center is clearly Bb but the Ab in the bass lends me to go with Bb Major.
Not a lot is known about how to write a great melody; generally lots of wide leaps are bad, syncopated rhythms can help (BoC like those), recognizable phrases are good for retention. I guess just practice writing for awhile.
And, to be blatantly honest (don't crucify me for this), I've never been a listener to BoC for the melodies. A good chunk of their songs don't have specific melody at all, and sometimes the melody is really short or only appears for part of the song (see Eagle in Your Mind/Kid for Today). I find their harmonic structures (see Sundown) and percussion/field recordings/sampling to be the most entertaining. If you want a great melody go listen to Mozart or Gershwin or something.
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