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
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
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.