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Written by Geoff Williams
The benefits of creating a really amazing melody is fairly self explanatory. I’m sure we’ve all had that experience where we’ve been driving the car along and then an amazing melody comes on that GRABS our attention… and we end up pulling to the side of the road and waiting until the end of the song to try and find out who the artist is so we can look them up.
That’s the power of having an infectious melody that’s magnetic to the listener.
In this article I’m going to share three irresistible melody creation techniques.
You can use any of these techniques to learn how to write a melody that will give your listeners an exciting experience.
Let’s go through them one by one.
What you need to do is set up a simple recording device, hit record and then create freely for 20 to 30 minutes. Once you are recording, just begin humming melody ideas that come to you and also, not judging these ideas as they come to you.
Create with absolute freedom.
Adopt the attitude that it doesn’t matter how good these ideas are at all.
What this means is when an idea comes to you, don’t begin thinking “is this idea good enough to be a hit single?” or that type of thing.
Instead, go with the flow. One idea will lead into another which will lead into another… So just keep going from idea to idea to idea for 20 to 30 minutes and then once you’ve finished this session, stop the recording and then go away for half an hour to an hour.
After your break, listen back to the recording armed with a pen and paper, and when an interesting idea comes up, jot that time down so you can come back to it after.
After you’ve listened back to the recording, you’ll have some really good ideas to begin building an instrumental around or you might already have a musical idea that you can fit one of these melodies to.
Try this melody technique. You’ll be pleasantly surprised (and excited!) at the quality of ideas you’ll come up with.
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