creating melodies

New eBook called “How to Write Songs that Sell”. I’ve been reading through his materials and applying them to some of my ideas and I’m finding some very useful ideas and tools for helping me with my songwriting. Lyrical or Instrumental you will find a songwriting helper here.

There are many methods promoted to help you in learning to improvise music. The problem that we have is that most of these require you to have an understanding of music which may actually take you years to learn. Or they are focused in a way that made great sense to the author, but fail […]

Octave unison is an improvising technique that is easy to understand and takes just a little practice to implement.

Improvising with scale tones is an extension of what we’ve talked about in creating melodies. Specifically we started with a scale and skipped or sequentially stepped through the notes or tones. Much of what is used in the scale is repeating patterns, so let’s explore what you might do with that scale you have chosen to use over your chord.

Once you’ve learned the basic melody types of skipping and stepping to create melodies you move on to which scale to use. This involves using more than just a basic major or minor scale and moving into new choices.

Creating melodies is a challenge in the beginning for music students, they learn what other composers have created for melody lines. After a time the student wants to create their own melodies. Starting with understanding the two basic types will help. learn more…

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