Micro Lesson 185: "D Minor" Classical Music Melody

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 185"

This Micro Lesson takes a look at how a "D Minor" melodic line can operate using a Classical Music approach to the structure of both the melody and the time signature. 

Classic pieces (especially the Allegro Suites and Preludes), will apply different sequences and operate in various time signatures, (i.e., 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 3/8. 6/8, 9/8). This melody in lesson 185 is composed of a strong 16th-note pattern that exists within the Common 4/4 time signature. 

Different sequenced concepts occur in the first measure of this melody as opposed to the second measure. However, the third measure produces a brand new feel that works to resolve the line into the Tonic Chord of, "D Minor." 

The most difficult aspect of this line will be the transition through each part and the quick 16th note pace of the line. Take your time developing the fingerings and work at committing the idea to memory. Over time the melody will be easier to recall and play up to speed. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 185: "D Minor" Classical Music Melody


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