This article will give you a brief overview of how to create a fundamental melody.
Things You Will Need
First of all, you would benefit from having a simple keyboard. You can also find online keyboards with numerous sound banks to help you create a melody by using a search engine and type in what you are looking for.
A melody is a tune, the part that you sing if someone asks
you to sing "Three Blind Mice," "Eleanor Rigby" or any other song. In an
instrumental piece, it is the single line of the structure that you can hum or
whistle; it makes no difference if it's a symphony, a complex jazz suite, nursery
thyme or a country and western tune.Some
dictionaries refer to the melody as the air, while others call it the tune of a
If you have ever taken a music theory class, you know that
the melody can be divided into smaller sections called phrases, and these
phrases can be broken down into what textbooks call motives or motifs.What does all this mean?
You're undoubtedly familiar with the opening part of the
Beatle; "Hey, Jude." The words "Hey , Jude" and the two notes and the rhythm
they are set to constitute a motive: a recognizable, if minute, musical theme
that identifies the song.
If you break songs down in this manner, you'll notice that
the motives are often surprisingly simple, rearranged in different rhythmic
patterns, or repeated in a different order.Sometimes, a single not is repeated several times, such as the opening
porting of John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High". But motives don't all follow
one particular pattern. They may consist of notes that are close together, or
may jump intervals in the melody, such as in "Feelings" o "Send in the Clowns."
Even if you are unable to read music, you should be able to
follow the notes or numbers on a keyboard chart.The numbers are written in sequences telling
you the order in which you should play the notes. The number 1 is the first
note followed by the number 2 etcâ€¦
So why is the melody so important?
Â·Most people will remember a lyric apart from the
Â·People may remember the tune and not the lyrics.
Â·A good melody can be used to a variety of
musical genres. In other words, you can change styles of the way the tune or
melody is played and it will still sound good.
I would suggest that you study easy tunes and memorable
In conclusion, melodies sounding so simple can be extremely difficult to produce. With this in mind, I would suggest studying various melodies produced by well known artists. Think of melodies you already know, write them down, and then try writing your own unique melody down.