Writing & Developing a Melody Line - Music Composition

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How to develop a melodic idea and write more interesting music. You may have some good melodic ideas but you’re not sure how to develop them or you may be preparing for a music theory exam in which you need to extend a given opening into a complete melody. This music composition lesson explains how to do it. It can be so frustrating when you have an idea for a melody but you’re not sure how to extend the idea and develop it. What are the melodic and rhythmic ideas we can develop? How do we develop them? What can we do to build contrasting material around the main melodic idea? How can we use sequence and modulation to develop a melody? In this music composition lesson you will learn to tackle all these things. So whether you are preparing for the melody writing component of a music theory exam or composing your own melody, this music composition lesson is for you.

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🕘 Timestamps
0:00 - Introduction to writing and developing a melody line
0:44 - Common pitfalls people encounter
2:46 - Writing the opening phrase
7:51 - Developing the second phrase
12:07 - Developing the third phrase
15:09 - Playing the full melody

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