Melodic Contour: Definition & Examples


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A melody is a musical unit consisting of _____ notes.

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1. Which of these statements about melodic contour is FALSE?

2. Which of these is NOT one of the four types of melodic motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about melodic contour with these study tools. Answer interactive quiz questions on key points like notes in a melody and characteristics of melodic contour.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you understand about these topics:

  • Types of melodic motion
  • A melody with 'opposite pairs of motion'
  • Characteristics of good melodic contours

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on melodic contour
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of good melodic contours
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about melodic contour types and what it means for a melody to have 'opposite pairs of motion'

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson called Melodic Contour: Definition & Examples will teach you more along these study points of interest:

  • Melody definition
  • Harmonies
  • Contour explanation
  • Examples of melodic contour