#1
my teacher's havin me write something over a chord progression, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I don't know how much you guys can tell me from what I'm giving you but here:


D-7 G7 Cmaj7 E7 A-7
ACDFCD/EFEDBCDCAG/BCBEGE/G#FEDCB/A
A D A D/G D G D /C E G/E /A
that's all I have so far. The top row of notes is the melody, the bottom is the bass. everthing's lined up for the most part, but obviously I didn't include the rhythm. Is anything messed up? I've never done this before
Edit: It didn't space the chords properly, but the slashes represent the changes
#2
Normally when a teacher haves you "Write something" over a chord change it's to relfect and put to use a previous lesson. If you aren't actually trying to apply something you just learned then you can't "do it wrong". Everything is "right" in music, just make it your own : )
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#3
Quote by SchecterAbuser7
Normally when a teacher haves you "Write something" over a chord change it's to relfect and put to use a previous lesson. If you aren't actually trying to apply something you just learned then you can't "do it wrong". Everything is "right" in music, just make it your own : )

well yes you're right...but I meant do the notes reflect the chord changes?
#5
I know not all of them are contained in the chords, but I figure I'm allowed passing tones...hopefully. Thanks for your help
#6
Non-chord tones are perfectly acceptable as passing tones/neighboring tones/appogiaturas/escape tones/etc. Sometimes you can even use a note that's not in the key.
#7
Quote by pwrmax
Non-chord tones are perfectly acceptable as passing tones/neighboring tones/appogiaturas/escape tones/etc. Sometimes you can even use a note that's not in the key.
This. Also, it's best that the first beat of every bar is a chord tone.
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#8
Quote by demonofthenight
This. Also, it's best that the first beat of every bar is a chord tone.

I like to keep the chord tones on the strong beats more often than the embellishing tones.