3 Short Exercises to Help Create Song Melodies

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Isolating Important Pitches Helps Add Structure to Song Melodies

Do your song melodies feel like aimless wanderings? Good melodies need at least a couple of “focus notes”. _____________ Read more about “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, the songwriting eBook collection that thousands of songwriters are using every day. _____________ Many songwriters find melodies hard to write — not an intuitive, natural thing […]

Writing Verse Melodies That Beg For a Chorus

Songs need to build energy in the verse and release it in the chorus. Here’s how. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ There is a characteristic of verse melodies that I describe as “begging for the chorus.” All that means is that there appears to be a kind […]

Simplifying the Songwriting Process: Plateau Pitches

Songs don’t often require lots of notes. A plateau pitch can help you create a good melody with minimum fuss and effort. __________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle. Become the best songwriter you can be! __________________ We know that the way a melody proceeds often has to do with its subject matter. For example, […]

A 10-Step Process For Adding Melody To Your Lyrics

If you find lyrics easy to write but melodies hard, here are some ideas for making your words singable. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook has been updated for August, 2017. Get it as part of the 10-eBook Bundle package. Discover the secrets of great songwriting — writing killer melodies, lyrics, and making chords really […]

Switching From Major to Minor; Keep the Same Melody

Balancing major and minor within the same song is a great way to make use of the contrast principle. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ When you choose a key for your song, the main factor is usually vocal range. You don’t often have to think about whether a […]