Your song's melody is almost always the first thing a listener will notice. Songwriting veteran Cliff Goldmacher reminds you that it's your song's melody that will set it apart in people's minds. In this online songwriting course, Cliff also talks about how a melody is full of unwritten cues for your listener and helps carry them through the song pointing out the important spots.
- Now we're going to cover some rules about melody writing.…Melodies are the first thing that your listeners…will notice and hopefully remember about your song.…It's what sets your song apart in people's minds.…Melodies are also full of unwritten cues for your listener…and it's what helps carry them through the song…and shows them what's important without any words.…So let's get onto some rules about melody writing.…
- Writing lyrics that are conversational and natural
- Making every line count
- Putting your song's hook at the end of a chorus
- Creating simple and unique melodies
- Keeping song intros short and longer verses at the beginning of a song
Skill Level Beginner
1. Ten Rules for Lyrics
2. Five Rules for Melodies
3. Five Rules for Song Structure
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