Working a Melody in an Upward Direction

From the start of a verse to the end of a chorus, melodic direction should be generally upward. Here’s a close look at that principle. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and discover the basic principles of why hit songs work. _____________ There’s a good reason why melodies typically work their way upward […]

5 Ideas for Creating Melodies When Your Mind Goes Dry

It takes surprisingly few notes to create a good melody. But if your mind goes blank when it’s time to write a tune, here are some ideas. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get back to the basics of why hit songs sell. _____________ There are melodies that are known for their wide vocal […]

A Simple Way to Create the Framework for a Song Melody

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ Creating melodies can turn your brain to mush. You can have a chord progression that you really like, and you may even have some great lyric ideas. But then you try to get something going melodically and nothing happens. Or worse, […]