Learn music theory and how to compose a melody part 1. Alfie Magliano (Skrizzly Adams, Niykee Heaton, Sean Kingston) demonstrates how to compose a melody against a backdrop of chords in a major key. Alfie explains how to identify the time signature, the chords, and the type of chords before adding appropriate passing and neighboring tones to create a random melody. Then, he demonstrates the melody on the piano. This is just one of 66 comprehensive music theory video tutorials at Music School Online (MSO) teaching pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. Utilize these music theory lessons as a reference guide or an all encompassing music education. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.