features & Scope
Robert Morris notes that "Melharmony suggests that voice leading should be derived from the melodic and combinational structure of a given mode". While seemingly challenging, the melharmonic approach actually offers enormous scope to explore unchartered territories in the world of harmony. (See Video)
- Melharmony is a sophisticated and organised approach with comprehensible, context-specific rules that can be understood rationally and applied consistently to any well-defined melodic system of music.
- Creates colourful textures and new tones to pure melodic pieces.
- Melharmony shows sensitivity to the rules and aesthetics of the melodic system by ensuring that not only the main melody but also each chord & counterpoint conform to melodic rules