Students start with melodic development then incorporate other elements such as rhythm, harmony and arrangement, building important compositional knowledge as they go.

Composing Chapter Theory Link Composition Focus
Melody Rhythm Harmony Arrangement
Getting started with pitch Yes No No No
Getting started with Rhythm No Yes No No
Variation on a theme No Yes No Yes
Call & response Yes No No No
Rhythm & words: spoken chorus Yes Yes No No
A round with Ostinato Bass Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jazz up your melody Yes Yes No Yes
Scale tones in a melody Yes No No No
A duet for two Yes No Yes No
My Minor Theme Yes No No No
A Musical Scene Yes Yes Yes Yes
My blues melody Yes No No No
Off to the Movies No Yes No Yes
Jingles That Sell Yes Yes Yes Yes
Be A Songwriter Yes Yes Yes Yes