Melody and Harmony

This website will look at two aspects of music in detail – Melody and Harmony. The third aspect of music, Rhythm, is touched on briefly in parts, but does not have a section dedicated to it on this site. Melody is concerned with the way single notes sound in succession. Harmony is concerned with the way groups of notes sound when played together. Melody can be … Read More


When we play a run of single notes in succession, we are producing a Melody, or melodic line. Depending on the order of the notes, and what notes we play, we can make a melody sound happy (major), sad (minor), strong, emotional, cheerful etc. A pattern of notes played at set intervals apart is referred to as a Scale. There are many … Read More