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Melodic Analysis – A Neglected Discipline in Music Theory.
(Thematic section:New thought, new approach, new technology of? 20th century music theory research.)
Only since the 20th century the attentiveness on melody has consistently increased – essentially due to the dissolution of functional harmony. In late 18th and in the 19th century aesthetics, melody was still generally regarded as not to be teachable. Counterexamples were sporadic. Concerning harmony, form and counterpoint, instead, we can look back on a continuous teaching tradition that embraces at least the last two hundred and seventy years.
In my paper, I will give first a short overview of melodic theory since the first half of the 18th century. Second, I will outline the theory of melody of the Hamburgian music theorist Christoph Hohlfeld (1922–2010). His original approach is based on ancient Magnificat modes and experience in pure monophonic style. Hohlfeld’s theory is to be understood as a system of relationships between tones as well as a system of certain tone qualities. In his publications on Bach and Beethoven Hohlfeld has spread his elementary melodic approach over full analytic aspects of harmony, structure and form. Whereas I will, here finally, apply the Hohlfeldian Theory on a world-renowned example from the field of popular music. In this way, I will show how to use a German approach rich in tradition as a powerful tool for melodic analysis in 21st century globalized research.