Reflections on Art and Life
Is a good melody a prerequisite of a good/interesting musical composition? What do you think?
Here is a soundtrack I wrote a couple of years ago for a silent film exploring the Musique Concrète stream and many contemporary percussive sounds. By the way, writing music for silent films and cartoons is more difficult than for other genres.
Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is pretty much one note from the beginning to the end of the phrase, with a lift at the end. But it’s a cool song, some might say a classic. No one whistles it, but everyone remembers it.
If the composition is served up the way it’s meant to be, no real melody is required.
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