Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ticket 48: Static Melody/Changing Chords

Repeat the same melodic idea over a changing chord progression. This can be great for building up tension.

The Long And Winding Road - verse
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - verse


1958 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Many blues songs use this trick.

See also

Ticket 9: Recycle Musical Cells
Ticket 13: Make The Vocals Stay On Non-Chord Tones
Ticket 14: Write An In-Key Melody Over Out-Of-Key Chords
Ticket 56: Write Your Melody Over Phantom Chords
Ticket 58: Write a Descant

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

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