tips for making medody

 

tips for making medody

 

  • Use other scales and make melody in that mode.

  • Use other meters (5/4, 7/4 -> 4와3으로 주로 나뉨)

  • 실험적인 도약

  • 리타르단도, 서스펜션

  • Use BRIDGE (loop에서 refreshing을 위해) 3 section

  • Singing the words

 

“Speech has a natural rhythm”
Rhythm is possibly more important than pitch  (IN MELODY !!)

 

  • Keys – know them and play with them
Each key has different energy, instrumentation, and historical use

 

CM : Pure, Innocence, Simplicity, Naivety

DM : Triumph, Marches, Heaven Rejoicing

Abm : Heart Squeezed until it chokes..;; Wailing Lament

Fm : Funereal, Groans of Misery

BM : Strongly Colored, Announcing Wild Passions

 

 

  • Range UP and Down
Limit yourself to a certain range or intervals

ex) only using whole step (for the melody) / or only using minor 3rds (for the melody)

 

  • Chords, Rhythm, Melody. which one first?

TRY using rhythm first!!

 

  • ‘Free writes’ Quick sketches -> Bulk

keep them for the future.

 

  • Listen to Everything..(others’ works)

 

  • Dreaming melodies and keeping Journals(keep by bed) -> RECORD IT(or write down)

 

  • Playing music quietly(1 volume setting) and hearing the blanks

 

  • Capitalize on Stickiness/Motives (Wait a day after a writing, and see if you can hum it)

 

  • TRY new instruments and new samples.

 

  • CHANGE Tempo : fast, slow, DRAW tempo track all over the place

can really change the mood

 

  • Retrograde (backward playing) -> weird melody

setting on your DAW

 

  • Inversions – fun house, mirror images

 

  • Swung / Not Swung (셔플)

 

  • Write somewhere different than usual,

(Bar, Car, Cafe, Bathroom) Walk around.

 

  • Counterpoint 대위법 : STUDY and know the rules. (all suspensions and stuff..)

 

  • Know scales steps and where they long to go, And then, be unpredictable

: Tension and release in the melody

 

  • Method change (Keys, Guitar, Mic, Mouse)

 

  • Using SFX (real sounds) or instrumentalization of FX

 

  • Seriallism / 12 tone rows :현대음악의 시도들을 가져와보기

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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