Watch FREE Training
How Lyrics Can Write a Melody FOR YOU melody tips May 11, 2023

Today, I'm showing you how you can actually get your lyrics to start writing a melody for you. Yeah, you heard me right – you're not gonna want to miss this one. ...

Continue Reading...
How to Write a Mini Melody melody tips May 10, 2023

Today, I'm teaching you how to write a mini melody – even if you have zero inspiration whatsoever. This is a great exercise because it gets you thinking in much...

Continue Reading...
How to Find the Chords in Your Melody May 09, 2023

Today I'm showing you something cool – I'll show you how you can find the chords in your melody. Yup, you heard me right. Sometimes our melodies are telling us...

Continue Reading...
How to Write a Melody Like Mozart melody tips May 08, 2023

Today, I show you how to write a melody like Mozart. One of the most renown composers of the last few centuries, being able to write a melody like Mozart means being able...

Continue Reading...
Is it OK to Write a Melody Over Chords You Found in a Song? melody tips May 05, 2023

Today, I'm going to definitively answer the question: Is it OK to Write a Melody Over Chords You Found in a Song? I get asked this question by literally every student, so...

Continue Reading...
Should You Think About Form When Writing a Melody? melody tips May 04, 2023

Today, I'm going to answer a question: Should You Think About Form When Writing a Melody? This really plagued me for years. We'll talk about one of the masters of form,...

Continue Reading...
How to Find Structural Moments in a Melody melody tips music theory May 03, 2023

Today, I'm going to show you how to find structural moments in a melody. Figuring out where these are is crucial to formulating your own music.

Here's what you learn:

  • ...
Continue Reading...
How to Fix a Boring Melody Using the Octave Trick melody tips May 02, 2023

Today, I'll show you how to fix a boring melody using the octave trick. A crazy simple fix that always works. And also welcome back to May Melody Madness where I'm...

Continue Reading...
How Arpeggios Can Make or Break a Melody melody tips May 01, 2023

Today, we're talking about how the power of arpeggiation can help us write a better melody. Welcome to May Melody Madness where I'm making a ton of videos to celebrate the...

Continue Reading...
How to Write a Melody Like Debussy melody tips Apr 13, 2023

Today, we're taking the immensely popular melody for Claire de Lune by Debussy and learning how to write our own melody out of it. Just like last week, we're stealing a...

Continue Reading...
How to Write a Melody Like Beethoven melody tips writing process Apr 06, 2023

Today, we're learning how to write a melody like Beethoven. Good ol' Ludwig Van...But instead of straight mimicry, we're going to take elements of Beethoven's music to use...

Continue Reading...
How Great Composers Write Register Shifts in a Melody melody tips Mar 30, 2023

It's important to stand on the shoulders of past masters. In this case, we can glean how great composers handled changing registers in a melody. Oh and there's an example...

Continue Reading...