On one level, melodies are tunes -- one of the most recognisable parts of any music. But 'inner' melodies are often just as important as the main tunes. Melodies can develop to become a musical journey and melodies are very closely related to other elements in music, such as harmony and rhythm.
On this page, there are three groups of articles for finding out about melody:
- Use interactive tools to create your own melodies and compare them to melodies in other music
- Find out about many different uses of melody in two particular pieces: Moving Away (African) and Where will it take you? (Jazz)
- Explore different aspects of melody from different genres across SoundJunction