You may think that one chord songs would be easy to write. And they are if you want to write a bad song. However, if you prefer to write a good song, then you have to put in more effort than just strumming a minor 7 chord. I break down the vocal melody, song structure and other characteristics of 3 great one-chord songs.
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8 essential melody and harmony tips | MusicRadar
What makes a great tune? If there were, every composer and songwriter would simply tap into a database of great melodic ideas every time a new theme was needed and life would be a whole lot more straightforward. But, as with all things to do with music production, spending some time considering melody and — by extension — harmony and rhythm, can pay huge dividends. Find out more on how to make harmony and melody work for your productions in issue of Future Music magazine. To understand melody and harmony, you have to know what those terms mean.
8 essential melody and harmony tips
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Last Updated: June 10, References. This article was co-authored by Ron Bautista. He has played guitar for over 30 years and has taught music for over 15 years. There are 19 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.