writing better melodies
description and learning outcomes
While it’s easy to spot a lyric that’s cliché, identifying why a melody fails to stand out from the rest takes a little more experience. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to write a great melody, however, the problem arises when the vocal melody sounds as an afterthought superimposed on the chord progressions.
Best melodies are memorable and easily singable by themselves. In this workshop, you’ll learn what elements to focus on to make them such, including note choices, rhythm, contrast and the motifs. You will also be challenged to rewrite the melodies you came up with, while shifting focus on different aspects of the melody lines.
As a result, you will walk away with new techniques and experience that will help you write ‘earworms’ – catchy and memorable melodies that stand out from the rest!
Learning new tips and tricks is cool! But what’s even cooler is that by taking the Essential Songwriting Course, you will also get
– invaluable feedback from other songwriters
– to collaborate with others that will push the limits of your creativity beyond what you’re normally used to
– to expand your network of collaborators and contacts in the music world. Remember, your network is your net worth!
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of musical theory – chords, scales, notes. You do not need to know how to read sheet music.
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