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Music Scales for Songwriters

June 20th, 2013 by

Songwriters Music Scales Piano Major Scale

At the heart of every song is the melody.  The melody is a mix of tones and rhythmic patterns.  In order to create a melody there needs to be a musical scale.  The scale for the songwriter is like the pallet for the painter.  The painter has on the pallet various paint colors that can be mixed to create new colors that are added to the canvas to render a picture.

Think of the music scale as the raw material for a melody. The music scale is the basis for all musical theory. (more…)

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    Here’s another thing you can do that will help you in developing your craft. As well as listening to songs that have been very successful, listen so the songs that didn’t make quite as big a splash. Ask yourself what makes these songs less of a ‘hit’ than the popular songs? How are they different and why did they fail?