Tag Archives: Melody

Musical Motifs

My musical focus, lately, has been on trying to compose melodic motifs or fragments, in an improvisational setting, that have some beauty to them.  It’s very easy to simply roll out all the licks you’ve learned, or to doggedly stick … Continue reading

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Melodic Discovery through Autotuned Oratory

Here’s a strange little exercise to try, if you are stuck for a melody.  If you’re not stuck, this post is not for you.  This is not the inspiration that you seek. Song writers are very concerned about the contour … Continue reading

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Why Are Songs Easy to Start, But Hard to Finish? (via The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog)

For song writers struggling to make those musical sketches and random ideas for riffs into a finished song, think about the form the song should take. I love the suggestion, in this blog post, about mapping songs you like and … Continue reading

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Elements of Music I Like

I wondered what it was about the music I liked that made me like it.  If you want to write music that I will probably like, here are the elements that I came up with.  I share them only for … Continue reading

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