What is a Melody?

Melody, also called a tune, is a sequence of musical notes that creates a recognizable and memorable tune.

When you hum a song without singing the lyrics, you’re essentially humming the melody.

Imagine a song you love! Let’s say Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday to You. The part you hum along to, the one that gets stuck in your head – that’s the melody.

It’s like the main story of the music, the sweet tune that makes your toes tap.

So, in simple terms, we can say that melody is like humming the tune without the words of the song.

Meaningful Musical Sentence

A melody is a meaningful musical sentence.

It is made of different notes that have different pitches and rhythms. Pitch is how high or low a note sounds, and rhythm is how long or short a note lasts.

Think of it like a sentence in a story:

Each pitch (high or low sound) is like a word.

The rhythm (length of each note) tells you how fast or slow to say the words.

The intervals (distance between pitches) are like the space between words and the ups and downs in your voice when you tell the story.

When all these things come together, you get a meaningful musical sentence that sings a story to your ears!

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