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Old 04-14-2019, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Does Anyone Know How to Write a Melody?

My brother and I are producing an album together and it looks pretty good. I do vocals and write lyrics, he takes care of most of the instrumentation; it's going well. The problem is that neither of us can write a good melody. Does anyone have any tips or anything?
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think it looks as good and is going as well as you think
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Well what have you tried so far? Maybe listen to a range of different sounds or start playing and see what fits?
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My brother and I are producing an album together and it looks pretty good. I do vocals and write lyrics, he takes care of most of the instrumentation; it's going well. The problem is that neither of us can write a good melody. Does anyone have any tips or anything?
Learn all the scales and modes you can.
Learn as many chord progressions as you can.
Pick a key, find a chord progression you like, and as long you are picking notes that fall within that scale and notes are compatible with the chord your on, the melody practically writes itself.
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