Composing Melodies


How do we write melodies? Where do they come from and what makes them good? In this lesson I take a deep dive into these and other questions .

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In this lesson investigate how I conceive and write melodies, how audiation (singing-ness) is crucial, and how we must always experiment and stay open to what we intuitively feel wants to be brought to light.

I explore my own compositions:

  • “End Of Things Star Of Things”
  • “Daria”
  • “Homage”
  • I discuss the magical way that the famous movie theme “Laura” came about.
  • We listen to Tom Jobim’s masterpiece of melody writing “Luiza”
  • We will Investigate some ideas about melody , structure , tension and release.