Using Observation to Write Better Song Melodies

Melodies and lyrics are the two components of any song that must be unique. Song titles, chord progressions, rhythms… they can all have been heard before, and probably have. But melodies, if they share more than a few notes in a row with some other song, are said to have been plagiarized. Because every melody needs to […]

Deerhunter Breaker

Creating (Mainly) Pentatonic Melodies: Deerhunter’s “Breaker”

It’s amazing how imaginative you can be using mainly pentatonic scales to create melodies. You might think that limiting yourself to 5 notes per octave means you’ve cut out a lot of possibilities, but that certainly doesn’t have to be the case. If you haven’t done so yet, you might want to give Deerhunter’s new album, […]

6 Tips for Writing a Song Melody That Grabs Audience Attention

Read these 6 tips for helping your song melody come to life. ______________  It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages, written by Gary Ewer, can be an important part of making you the best songwriter you can be! Get the discount NOW: Read more.. ______________ What makes melody writing difficult? Most […]

Solving the Problem of Too Much Repetition

If you’re repeating the same idea over and over, you risk boring your audience. Here are some solutions ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ Songs will suffer from a lack of repetition before they’ll suffer […]

Using Octave Displacement to Avoid Verse-Chorus Sameness

Moving a chorus melody an octave higher can help differentiate it from a similar-sounding verse melody. There’s a sneaky little problem that can creep into a song as you write it, something that often escapes detection. The only thing you’re likely to notice is that the song seems tiresome and over-long, but you can’t figure […]

10 Tips for Writing Great Song Melodies

Of all song elements, a great melody is probably the most important one for creating a song that people remember. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ When you’ve written a great song, more often than not that means that you’ve given the listener something they can […]