What Is Melody?

With the assistance of over 40 contributors from the worlds of pop, rock, jazz and classical music, composer and presenter Richard Niles attempts to define exactly what a 'melody' is.

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Episodes

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01Yeah, What Is It, Anyway? *20070810

Niles travels to New York and Los Angeles to discover what melody means.

02And How Do You Compose One? *20070817

Richard examines how melodies are composed with the help of hit songwriter Terry Britten, pop star Kid Creole and film composer Christopher Young

03 LAST*20070824

He examines how crucial performance is to a melody with the help of Marti Pellow, classical diva Natasha Marsh, Pete Waterman and Richard Carpenter