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Everyone wishes to be on the A list when taking celebrities and music, but it’s more than jumping on the stage and having people cheering and singing along. I for one, always dreamt of being Lionel Richie as a kid, but I had no idea of how nerve racking the mental stress is. Trying to write lyrics while also creating a befitting melody, the studio session and post production stress, in no time I gave up the dream. All I can do now is help you achieve something I clearly can’t, or maybe I’m just lazy.

Writing lyrics on its own is hard enough, sometimes without the mastery of words and a splash of talent or creative, all effort might become futile. Perfecting it with melodies that’ll leave audience plugged to your music is a technique to master.

When you’ve successfully recorded an exceptional song, most times, this means you’ve given your targeted audience something to sing and savor day and night. Melody and lyrics go hand in hand, since it can be hard to recall lyrics without recalling the melody and also remember the varying melodious pitches without remembering the words; it’s essential to make use of memorable melodies, as this will play a very important role in how far your song will go. There is plethora of genres in music, and despite the differences in how they sound, the process of creating their melodies will always remain the same.

No doubt creating the perfect melody for a track might be mind numbing, and might take more time if you’re a perfectionist. You might keep getting the ‘its not good enough’ feeling in your gut which will most likely tell negatively on the outcome if proper care isn’t taken, but everything gets easier when you have guidelines and tips to follow.

Below is a list of top practices gotten by reviewing the top of the shelf melodies across all genres. Go through the list below to see what you need to do to up your melody writing game.

1. Only make use of conjunct motion: Conjunct motion in melody creating process simply means going from one note to an adjoining note without jumping a note. This approach of melody creation simplifies the singing process of songwriting.

2. Make use of casual skips: When creating melodies, most times, skips are inevitable, to make the song sound vibrant. A skip, to be specific, a rising skip, on stressed, touchy and sensitive words, will insert passion and emotion into a melody.

3. Make use of higher pitches in the chorus section: Making use of higher pitches in the chorus section of songs inject power and vitality into them, and as we all know, these two factors, namely, power and vitality can’t be neglected when it comes to making upbeat songs.

4. Make use of an acute point in your song’s melody: When writing the melodies of chorus, top singers make use of acute points, this is usually the section of the chorus where there will be a rise and fall of notes. The rising note ends up being the acute point in the chorus, the moment listeners anticipate and can’t get enough of.

5. Repetition of Tunes makes it easy for listeners to memorize songs: It will be generally hard for listeners to remember songs with a lot of varying melodies. A recent survey we carried out shows that the repetition of melodic phrases in the chorus section always goes a long way in determining how successful a song will be.

There’s process to everything in life and following make things quite easier than they are supposed to be, which also applies to when writing catchy melodies. To up your melody writing game, you can put into practice one or two of the tips discussed above.

 

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