A personal OpEd on one of Sonny Rollins’ most classic melodies, and a reframed way to improvise within blues-infused modern jazz.
You might be an expert at programming drum beats, but if you think back on your favorite songs, they all probably have much stronger melodies and chords.
There’s as much grammar in a tune as there is in a paragraph. Learn to harness the power of melody and your lyrical strength will follow.
This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.