Kevin M. Thomas

How do you write vocal melodies?  Do you write them from your head or do you use an instrument?

I have found that trying to write them from my head after I have already created the respective music tending to lead to melody that follows the main song melody line which provides very little variance.

After some time I decided to deliberately use an instrument to construct a separate and distinct melody and transpose it to a vocal melody and the results most of the time provided a more full sounding song.

This would certainly not be the case in every instance and there is truly no right or wrong answer here.


1)How do you write vocal melodies with an instrument or in your head?

2)Which ever your answer above, try the opposite and take notes on the outcome as it can give you new ideas and expand your writing in a big way.


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