Who's Online Now
26 registered members (Calvin, Fdemetrio, Deej56, couchgrouch, Dave Rice, Barry David Butler, 9ne, Andy K, 4 invisible), and 243 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
Lakeland, FL, USA
Posts: 11,839
Joined: July 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
The four components
by Johnny Daubert. 12/13/17 12:55 AM
Hard Promise
by Deej56. 12/13/17 12:49 AM
CLEANING DAY
by Deej56. 12/13/17 12:43 AM
Merry Christmas
by Deej56. 12/13/17 12:42 AM
The Rise and Fall of Fink the Elf
by Deej56. 12/13/17 12:34 AM
Insurrection
by Deej56. 12/13/17 12:16 AM
How I got my Musical name..
by Rick Heenan. 12/12/17 10:08 PM
Favorite Tune...
by 9ne. 12/12/17 08:34 PM
Delinquent Submissions From Nominees
by songman. 12/12/17 08:01 PM
Life in Bethlehem Town - a Christmas parody
by swestern. 12/12/17 05:48 PM
I'm A Believer
by Barry David Butler. 12/12/17 02:49 PM
Dear Mr. Goodell:
by Jody Whitesides. 12/12/17 02:29 PM
Suite: Monster
by Irwin. 12/12/17 10:41 AM
A Tumbleweed Christmas. Travis & Vic
by Vicarn. 12/12/17 09:29 AM
With The Gods Above
by TC Perkins. 12/12/17 09:07 AM
I Remember Autumn
by IronKnee. 12/12/17 12:11 AM
Destiny Takes a Heart
by couchgrouch. 12/11/17 07:22 PM
I Didn't Wake Up This Morning.
by John Paragreen. 12/11/17 02:23 PM
Let's Fall In Love.
by John Paragreen. 12/11/17 02:02 PM
In My Dreams
by Nelson. 12/11/17 01:23 PM
Practicing?
by Johnny Daubert. 12/11/17 01:19 PM
Best used gear recommendations?
by Michael Zaneski. 12/11/17 11:31 AM
Thinking About You
by Ricki E. Bellos. 12/11/17 09:37 AM
It was you. New song. Vic
by Vicarn. 12/11/17 08:41 AM
WHAT'S IN YOUR CD PLAYER ?
by PopTodd. 12/11/17 08:31 AM
Hello (rewrite of a song I wrote in 2014)
by Paul Churchfield. 12/11/17 07:36 AM
Add a link to YOUR favourite OWN original song
by TC Perkins. 12/10/17 06:46 PM
1-800-4-Heaven
by Vicarn. 12/10/17 04:46 PM
A Woman's Touch
by couchgrouch. 12/10/17 11:38 AM
Corkscrew Alley
by Calvin. 12/10/17 11:14 AM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,227
Kevin Emmrich 10,531
Travis david 10,369
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,748
Mike Dunbar 8,574
glynda 8,560
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,828
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,228
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,428
Joe Wrabek 6,400
Dave Rice 6,233
ben willis 6,072
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,718
Linda Sings 5,601
niteshift 5,323
Vicarn 5,295
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,605
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,344
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
Neil Cotton 4,155
TamsNumber4 3,997
nightengale 3,965
Roy Cooper 3,908
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,760
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,280
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
E Swartz 2,958
PopTodd 2,876
Harriet Ames 2,868
Nigel Quin 2,802
MidniteBob 2,692
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Nelson 2,433
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,151
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
Ray Thyer 1,929
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
maccharles 1,770
floyd jane 1,713
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,593
Cal 1,574
Rick Heenan 1,562
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,451
RogerS 1,445
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,402
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,300
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
GocartMoz 1,261
Janice & Bud 1,243
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,226
Glen King 1,210
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,083
Gerry 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
joro 1,045
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
lane1777 950
Jak Kelly 912
IronKnee 911
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 733
Andy Kemp 732
Jackie444 720
ant 710
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
9ne 634
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
Pat Hardy 580
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
Irwin 528
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
Roderic 522
Moosesong 516
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
R&M 444
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 398
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
Cecilee 376
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Deej56 351
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#694892 - 02/22/09 02:21 PM What's your favorite melody?  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Mike Dunbar Offline
Mike Dunbar  Offline


JPF Mentor

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Nashville Tennessee
What's your favorite melody? You, know, the one you always whistle, or the one you first play when you sit down at the piano or pick up the guitar, or strap on the Sembgambian nose flute.

If you want to post a link to a song, and specify a phrase, I'll analyze it. Now I'm not going to write the Bohemian Rhapsody out in numbers, but I'll do a four or six bar phrase smile Then give my thoughts as to what makes that melody memorable.


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
-niteshift

Mike Dunbar Music

#702226 - 03/17/09 04:12 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
mattbanx Offline
Serious Contributor
mattbanx  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
Northern Minnesota
I'm primiarily post punk and post eighties rock, at least with the handfull of recordings I am not trying anything else on.
But some of the melodies that stick in my mind are the ones I have the most in the back of my mind.
Many with harmony vocals.

Right now, Ambrosia's "Holding On To Yesterday", springs to mind.
A long melody with the fitting song stucture, which is not seemingly easy to pull off.

Another song that came from a Roxy Music album (Avalon) titled "While My Heart Is Still Beating".
I thought of an outline for a recording I did the first few months I was on the net with that, without copping it of course.
It was about having to wonder if I would live through the night in an urban dwelling with a freak on the loose when I was with a one night stand, and finding out she was more than that.
The song that insipred it was about life dwindinling in a famine.

But melodies and events seem to play off each other too.

#704347 - 03/23/09 06:15 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: mattbanx]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 7,925
Johnny Daubert Online content
Top 25 Poster
Johnny Daubert  Online Content
Top 25 Poster

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 7,925
New Jersey, USA
1. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

Octaves for the first two notes! (What a great start!)

From there, because the playing field has been opened right up, it allows for musical ups and downs. AND, on the 8th note used, it even dips below the 1st note, from which there are other beautiful uses of up and down musical, flowing melodies all their own!

As magical as the film.

2. "Yesterday" Brilliant example of a brief, concise, and greatly effective melody. Great setups for the quick resolve.
No wonder this was Lennon's favorite Paul song. "Imagine" that?!
This is as close to the effectiveness as Happy Birthday as it gets, and without being corny! Try to write one in the time frame of Yesterday, and have it be as musical and structure sound? THEY all are still trying, and nothing as of yet, since it came out in the early mid 60's. That alone says what we all know, that less IS more. How much less can you get with the notes of Yesterday, YET get so much out of it? I don't get it!

I tried with 2LT and with "We Just Gotta Be Friends". Not even close! I would have chop them up a lot just to have something similar, and would be obvious that something is missing. But, with Yesterday, it sounds like there is nothing missing and a LOT in there! (I don't get it!).....If I could tell Paul one thing, it wouldn't be about the Beatle stuff or anything. It would be, "You were so thrifty with your total notes for Yesterday, that it's a good thing you didn't remember ALL the notes that where probably there in your dream when you drempt it"!

Sometimes, it's good to forget parts of dreams.


3. "Stars and Strips Forever". Just hum it and you'll hear why?



Actually a Member Since 1996 or 97 (Number One Hundred Something).
Songnado I and II:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=322686





#704393 - 03/23/09 08:29 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,814
Herbie Gaines Offline
Top 100 Poster
Herbie Gaines  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,814
Chicago,IL, USA
Fairy tales, can come true, it can happen to you, if you're young at heart...


Herbie
JPF Chicago Chapter Coordinator
http://www.herbietunes.com

#942057 - 01/24/12 09:37 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 580
Pat Hardy Offline
Top 500 Poster
Pat Hardy  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 580
Well, I don't know if I have a favorite, but some songs really play on the guitar well ( melody with chords ) and I always warm up on Stars Fell On Alabama, in G. After that I'll play a bossa nova entitled Manha De Carnaval which is a beautiful melody that one cannot forget, once you hear it. Another favorite of mine is Besame Mucho, and then the lovely Here's that Rainy Day. There are so many, though.

Ok, if you want to analyze something, try this: http://www.musicxray.com/xrays/420368

It's a jazz piece, so have fun !

Last edited by pathardy; 01/24/12 09:56 AM.
#942070 - 01/24/12 11:44 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Pat Hardy]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,852
Ray E. Strode Online content
Top 30 Poster
Ray E. Strode  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,852
Brunswick, Ga. USA
Aw Humm,
When I pick up the Guitar I start picking RED RIVER VALLEY. Old Public Domain song as far as I know. A song that is pretty familar is DETOUR also UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE. Even BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN. I need to think in a different era!


Ray E. Strode
#942087 - 01/24/12 02:02 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,760
Kolstad Offline
Top 100 Poster
Kolstad  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,760
Denmark
It's a funny one, it's and old thing called the "Scandinavian shuffle" by the Swe-Danes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csRUYiZvB70 (first song in the video). It's suited for all kinds of improvisations and variations whistle

It's not neccesarily a favourite, but for some odd reason it has conquered a spot in my memory, and I find myself using parts of this all the time when humming around at home..


Buzz Tracks
Making media sweeter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buzztracks
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/buzztracks
#942133 - 01/24/12 09:10 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Kolstad]  
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,428
Mark Kaufman Offline
Mark Kaufman  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,428
Minneapolis
All my favorite melodies seem to be 1960's McCartney...he was unstoppable on melody back then--"Yesterday", "Eleanor Rigby", "For No One", "Here, There and Everywhere", "Hey Jude", "The Long and Winding Road", "Penny Lane", "Mother Nature's Son"...they all sound wonderful with or without backing music. Just plunk the notes on a piano and they still sound compelling.

I'm also a huge fan of Ray Davies' "Waterloo Sunset"...what a gorgeous melody.

#942161 - 01/25/12 12:13 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,788
Lynn Orloff Offline
Top 40 Poster
Lynn Orloff  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,788
PA of the great USA
The melody the robins sing
At just the very hint of spring
For there’s no other timeless tune so sweet
The winter has it’s final thaw
The wait for spring so worth it all
No other melody can quite compete!
love


My Music at Soundclick
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=788266

~call it a blessing or call it a curse, but I see all of life in verse~

Always open to collaborations smile

God Bless Our Military!!!
#942165 - 01/25/12 01:14 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 576
Meg Engell Offline
Top 500 Poster
Meg Engell  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 576
The Place to Be
The melody to I Want To Know Your Plans by Say Anything is just...gah. I love it. I don't know if I have a favourite, but that one is a good guess.


Now writing as Orion Redgrave.

Check me out on tumblr @orionredgrave
#942301 - 01/25/12 06:02 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Meg Engell]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,072
ben willis Offline
Top 40 Poster
ben willis  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,072
Ft. Myers, FL. USA
Well, I don't play this phrase on the guitar, but it's up there as far as memorable melodies that stay with me. The piano intro in the second half of "Layla".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw9fsAP9GkQ

#942332 - 01/25/12 09:06 PM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: ben willis]  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,839
Scott Campbell Offline
Scott Campbell  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,839
Lakeland, FL, USA
I like a lot of the Beatles melodies mentioned. And yes, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Couple of others: Moon River and Never My Love. And God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.

Scott

#945873 - 02/16/12 02:19 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Scott Campbell]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Jim Colyer Offline
Top 30 Poster
Jim Colyer  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Nashville, Tennessee usa
My favorite melody is from an Italian song called "Al Di La." It was featured in the 1962 film, Rome Adventure.

Al Di La
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uv1xL2wdHI

Most romantic song ever!

#945876 - 02/16/12 02:33 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Jim Colyer]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 8,748
Mackie H. Offline
Top 20 Poster
Mackie H.  Offline
Top 20 Poster

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 8,748
NASHVILLE, TN
"WHAT'D I SAY" RAY CHARLES

"POLK SALAD ANNIE" TONY JOE WHITE

"RAINING IN MY HEART" SLIM HARPO

"THE IN-CROWD" RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO

"LOVE IS BLUE" PAUL MAURIAT

"MATCHBOX BOOGIE" CARL PERKINS

"HARD DAY'S NIGHT" BEATLES……..

WELL………..THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY……………

Mackie

#981008 - 10/23/12 11:28 AM Re: What's your favorite melody? [Re: Mackie H.]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,876
PopTodd Offline
Top 100 Poster
PopTodd  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,876
Western Springs, IL, USA
I would love to hear you analyze the viola part from this wonderful Brian Eno/John Cale song:
"Lay My Love"

And, if that is too easy, this Slapp Happy song intrigues me, too. I do love it so:
"The Drum"


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
juliettrowe, djmushi, Davood, RonnieDean, CharlotteSullivan
20973 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics117,283
Posts1,104,106
Members20,974
Average Posts Daily42
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"If you choose the right rut to get stuck in, you'll enjoy the journey the whole way, regardless of the final destination!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
SCHinBC (55)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0