If you are like me, you sometimes struggle to find a cool contrapuntal line – or at least, another additional melodic line – to a two-part density effect in the main melody.
Well, here is one very simplistic way that you can make another melodic line to obtain two-part density.
Start with a melody and a basic harmony like the example below:
Then, add a stagnant melodic line in the same rhythm above at the closest chord tone of the written harmony WITHOUT touching the main melody (that is why a D was chosen instead of a Bb):
And there you go, a simple way to create two-part density while still maintaining the harmony .
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