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10 Tips on Composing Music

November 1st, 2017 by

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Writing songs is usually a personal process. What works for you may not work for others, which is why most composers write their song.  Writing songs is the process of discovering sound, melody, and lyrics that harmoniously complement each other. With this in mind, here are 10 tips on composing music: (more…)

What is a Melody?

September 9th, 2013 by

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A song’s melody is perhaps the most important element of the song.  Writing a good melody should not be difficult. However the songwriter must understand certain principles associated with writing a good melody.

The bedrock of music belongs to the melody.  This is one of the most important aspects that make a great song.  It is what makes a song memorable. (more…)

How to Easily Compose Melodies With Dice and Coin Game

July 11th, 2013 by

How to Easily Compose Melodies With Dice and Coin GameHere is a technique you can use to create and compose melodies.  All you need is a few everyday items to create an unlimited number of melodic ideas. This will help you when you need to generate new ideas.  Here is what you will need to get started:

  1. Dice
  2. Coins
  3. Pencil
  4. Staff paper to record notes
  5. Container to toss dice and coins
  6. Instrument to play the melody
  7. Optional – Notation Software

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Songwriting Rhythm Patterns

June 30th, 2013 by

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In this post we will explore Songwriting Rhythm Patterns. When a composer writes a melody they work with two basic elements. These elements are tone and rhythm. Tone is the pitch and rhythm is the duration of the note being played. Let’s take a look at rhythm. For this exercise I limited shortest note duration to a quarter note. What I found was there are only 16 rhythm pattern combinations. In the info-graphic is the result of those patterns. (more…)

Songwriting – How to Easily Write a Strong Melody

April 15th, 2013 by

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Great melodies are crucial to great songs. This video will show you how you can easily come up with a solid, memorable melody. you’ll learn an easy technique for writing effective, singable melodies your listeners will be singing, even after your song is over.

Use A Musical Motif

Some of the things that I found very useful for songwriting is the use of a musical motif.  A motif a short musical phase that is used as a foundation for a melody.  For a motif to work it must be repeated several time in the song section.  In the video Anthony creates a musical phase based on the motif.  The phase is then altered and modified to create some variations.  The first variation is to add additional notes to the original motif.  The second variation is to shorten the phase by removing some of the notes from the motif. (more…)

Are You Missing Memorable Melodies In Your Song?

July 11th, 2012 by

Writing Memorable Melodies

Are You Missing This Valuable _________ memorable ________ Step?

According to hit songwriter, Jason Blume, the The First Four Steps  to Songwriting  Success Are:

  1. Developing successful song structures
  2. Writing effective lyrics
  3. _______ memorable ________
  4. Producing successful demos

Are you missing step 3?

I don’t know about you but I have been looking high and low for information on how to

_________ memorable ________

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    Strange to think how proper sleep, exercise and food come into play, but it can. Just think of this: Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down. That is why people who aren’t healthy are tired more often. When you’re in shape, your metabolism will rise giving you an extra supply of energy that you can use to focus onto music or whatever. Does that mean that if you’re out of shape and not eating right that you can’t make good music? Of course notÉ However, when you do choose to eat right and get in shape, it will help you keep your focus and energy for a longer period of time. I can’t stress enough how different one feels when they choose to get in shape.