What is the key to create great melodies?

A song’s melody is perhaps the most important element of the song. The bedrock of music belongs to the melody. One of the most important aspects that make a great song lies in the melody. Melody is what makes a song memorable.

The melody needs to be simple. This makes it easy for the listener to remember. A complicated melody may alienate the average listener. The key to writing a great song means making a memorable impact on the listener.

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    The first line or two should hook the listener into wanting to hear what comes next. People will be able to hum the melody after hearing it a few times. The lyric is conversational. No forced rhymes, no convoluted phrases or sentences. Today, you do not need to have perfect (care, bear) type rhymes. Meaning is more important.