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question about a Bridge and countermelody

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Post by quick Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:52 am

What exactly is a counter melody and a bridge and how are they made, I hear these terms a lot but I don't fully understand them.

I also think I might need a better understanding of harmony and melody too, since I seem not fully understand them either. Anyone who can help I'll greatly appreciate it

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Post by Admin Andrew Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:36 am

Counter-melody
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In music, counter-melody (often one word, countermelody) is a sequence of notes, perceived as a melody, written to be played simultaneously with a more prominent melody.

Typically a counter-melody performs a subordinate role, and is heard in a texture consisting of a melody plus accompaniment. The more formal term countersubject applies to a secondary or subordinate melodic idea in a fugue.




Hope that helps Very Happy

As for a bridge think of it as a transition between two parts usually in sonata allegro form but not always in that form. it pretty much pulls you from a middle section of a piece usually called the "development" where things go all wild and crazy and then the bridge helps you return to the exposition which is when you come back to the original theme again and end the piece.

I hope that helps ^_^

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