Thursday, 14 August 2014

Ticket 50: Keep Your Melody Off The Root Note


This can give a restless, unsettled quality to your song.

Get Back

also

Keep Yourself Alive - verse (Queen)

See also

Ticket 6: Stay Off The Root Chord
Ticket 13: Make The Vocals Stay On Non-Chord Tones
Ticket 22: Bluesify Your Melody
Ticket 27: Place Your Main Lyric On The Highest Point Of The Melody
Ticket 39: Don't Start The Melody On The First Beat

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

3 comments:

  1. Does this als apply to vocals as well?

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    1. Yes - by 'melody' I mean vocal melody

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  2. How can you tell if you're actually singing on a root note or not?

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