Malagueña: Melodic Flourishes and Modal Harmonies

Level 3A, Performance Book, Pg. 16, Malagueña

Spanish music invites liberties—like bending the rhythms and adding melodic flourishes to the modal harmonies. The triplets in this dance make elastic circles, and Sam adds a bit of original rhythmic spice to the melody. The melodic dips in the middle section surge into a mini cadenza that pauses before the return of the main idea.

2 Responses to “Malagueña: Melodic Flourishes and Modal Harmonies”

  1. Rosann McCormick September 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    Love this!

  2. Sarah Collins November 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Love the rhythmic changes! Go Sam go! 🙂