Composing Melody


Steps to writing a melody

Step 1

Hum, whistle or play around on an instrument. Play around with different notes, styles, and rhythms.

Step 2

Discover something catchy and refine it. Practice it over and over again until you it becomes something you can remember and are happy with.

Don't forget what makes a melody catchy! (Repetition, Simplicity, etc.)

Step 3

Add some lyrics(words) to the short melody. This doesn't have to be anything elaborate or long. Just a 10 second melody! So 4 - 5 sentences of lyrics will do!