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.
melody, melodic progressions, melodic tensions, etc.
Want to write catchier melodies? Use any of these seven approaches to motif development and your melody will surely get stuck in your listener’s head.
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.
In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.
We explore the fundamental rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic concepts at play in one of Frank Zappa’s most lauded compositions.
Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” plays with our sense of memory about how the melody is supposed to play out each time. How does this work?
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