A great melody is one of the most important ingredients in writing a memorable song or piece of music. It’s the melody that catches your attention and stays in your head long after the song is done playing. The best melodies are often very simple to play or sing. Writing them is where the real challenge lies. This class, which is the perfect addition to Eyal’s Mastering Metal Songwriting, will cover more songwriting ground – teaching you the basics of melodies, how to write them, place them and evaluate them.. Whether you are an accomplished musician or just starting out, this course will answer all your questions related to composing harmonies and melodies in a metal context.
You’ll learn how to construct a melody, how melodies and harmonies interact, call and response, countermelodies, what to do when your melody isn’t working, key signature changes, how to create tension and resolution, and more.
If you’re ready to take your compositional skills to the next level this is the course for you!
1. Active Listening with Examples
2. Melody Exercises
3. Chord Progression Exercises
4. Insight on Song Structure with Ryan Clark
5. Contrast within Melodies
6. Live Recording with Ryan Clark
7. Song Critiques