Character’s melodic lines
- How would you describe the shape and articulation of your chosen character’s melodic lines? Are they long/short phrases? Legato/staccato? Simple/complex? Conjunct/disjunct? How would you describe the range?
- What might the shape, articulation and style of these melodies communicate to the listener about the character as a person? Do they parallel any specific speech patterns or movements? What might they suggest about this character’s nature and/or motivations? Do you notice a difference between the style and shape of the melodies in each of the two musical selections provided based on the character’s emotional state at that point in the narrative?