Can someone teach me how to write melodies like:I know basic theory but I don't know how to generate melodies.
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Two things: (Besides the usual academic path to composition)
- In many areas of life, complicated skills can be developed by first copying others, by repeating literally what others are doing. Your brain develops a feel, a map for that thing, and gradually becomes able to produce its own version of the same.
If you want to compose and don't know from where to begin: start by writing down others' compositions. Pick something you like, listen to it many times, write it down in standard notation.
Obviously, start with something simple. Choose a simple song, and write it down, melody and chords. Have your instrument nearby to check notes and chords before you write them down.
Besides being a great training for your ear, after you have written down a good number of tunes you will discover that your brain will start to come up with its own ideas, new melodies, and so on. Write them down and build from there.
- Always record yourself when you practice and when you improvise or try things out by yourself or with others.
Later on, when you listen to yourself, you will find a number of good little musical ideas. A phrase here, a riff there, three notes that sound real good, and so on. Save these bits, and use them as the starting point of whole phrases, motifs, and whole tunes.
- Stick to it. When writer's block come, make it a habit to keep going even if right then the ideas are not so good, you will soon find your vein again, and in fact you'll often do your best work after your brain has gone through a dry spell.
Can someone teach me how to write melodies like ...
Yes, someone can. But probably nobody wants to.
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