Secret Ingredients for Killer Melodies
In example two, a primary melody is introduced in example 2a. This melodic line acts as the principle part from where we use the key signature to match intervals and build a harmonized line in example 2b.
Harmonizing a melody is a compelling way to enhance any existing phrase. The effect is simple, yet instantly impressive to the listener. You'll hear this applied in a number of famous songs such as in the Eagles, "Hotel California," (guitarists; Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Glen Frey), as well as, the Allman Brothers song, "Jessica," (with Dicky Betts and Les Dudek on electric guitars).
Watch Part 2 of this lesson in the members area. In Part Two, we'll work on using wide intervals, string skipping, and constructing small 2-note chord riffs, (double-stops) as a way to enhance the dynamics of a melody.
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