A couple of guidelines for melody making…

So, I’ve just recently discovered this article and I’m going to start applying it in my music and see where it takes me. Some interesting guidelines. And thank God, I know enough music theory that I won’t struggle understanding these guidelines.

Just some a few things I really want to remember:

– Most melodies start on either I / VIII or V
(with exceptions)

I created a music theory chart like 5 years ago to help me with my scales so I get that. Interesting to know that most melodies start on the root note. That makes sense, although I always thought most melodies start somewhere in the middle of that particular key signature.

– All melodies end on I / VIII
(with exceptions)

Again, interesting. Although this is something I’ve applied in my own music.

Just reading this now. It’s ‘Seven Steps To Writing Memorable Melodies’. It makes a few good points actually, emphasising on the interaction/relationship between the chord progression and the melody.

Gonna go make some memorable melodies right now. Saturday night, you know how it is.

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