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As a melody is referred to the teaching of the melody or tune of the formation, besides the specific appearance of the tunes of a particular composer, a particular genus or period (z. B. "the melody of Italian opera").

The two terms are in a similar relationship to harmony and harmony . While melody describes a specific sequence of notes, melody describes its more general characteristics and the system behind it.


  • Brockhaus Riemann Music Lexicon, Digital Library Volume 38, Berlin 2004 (directmedia), ISBN 3-89853-438-3 , according to: Carl Dahlhaus, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht and Kurt Oehl (editors): Brockhaus Riemann Music Lexicon in four volumes and a supplementary volume. 2nd edition, Mainz 1995 (Schott), there: Article "Melodik", Melodik als Melodielehre as a certain kind of melody formation
  • Der Neue Herder, second half volume M to Z, Freiburg im Breisgau 1949, column 2693, article “Melodie”, there the definition of “melody” as the theory of interval theory, rhythm, metrics and periodics of music

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