melody rule rythm 
keep rythm simple and final not should occur on a strong beat. Duration is equal to or greater than the duration of the beat 
melody rule leap 

avoid augmented intervals, 7th intervals and anything greater than 8ths. Diminished may be used only if the melody changes directions by step immediately after

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when smaller leaps are used consecutively in the same direction, they should make a triad  

every melody note should belong to the chord that is to harmonize it 
melody should only have one focal point 
tendency tone 
7 goes to 8 and 4 goes to 1 
voices stays on the same pitch 
one voice stays the same while another moves 
one voice moves by steps while another moves by leaps 
voices move either towards or away from eachother 
voices move at same interval