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Music Theory – I: Melody

Opening Questions:

  • What is a melody?
  • Is there a way to quantify a “good” melody?
  • What are some key characteristics of your favorite melodies?
Aaron Copland was one of the most popular American composers of the 20th century. What do you think he meant by this statement?