Or shift the melody note before the chord change. For this discussion, we will look at several of the more common methods used. For example, on one structure I wrote, I put a note for one section that read, "Do something Chinese here.First thing in the morning I often sit with the guitar and might simply play a single note. Accept that every record ever released could have been improved upon with another several weeks in the studio; at the same time, realize that they could have ruined a great record with a few more weeks in the studio. The first question composers should ask themselves is what makes a great instrumental song? I feel honored to have this opportunity to share with you my experience, my thoughts, and my methods. During all of this, I will very consciously explore the fingerboard and my mind for a "better" sound. Stephen has finished writing the music for a new instrumental CD and will begin recording in November Having a different melody at the end of a verse serves to prepare us to move to somewhere else, be it a bridge or a chorus. Part of this is a feedback-loop for the immediate music, which needs your full attention, and part would be for the overall question that is, "how does one elevate one's art? It contains also some chromatic passages. This can be anywhere from 36 hours to 6 months into the process.
If you are relying on other musicians to help you put the demo down, remember to tell them that the idea is not to capture a great performance, but to take chances and come up with original parts that can be improved upon or perfected later.
Sometimes this melody will come on it's own, other times there is an associated harmonic counter-point that is created at the same time.
Step 3: The Finished Song The final step in the process of songwriting varies on your goals. For writing instrumental music, therefore, keep the following tips in mind: Melody.
You can then use the structure of melody 1, melody 2, melody 1, melody 2 to cover your 4 riff repetitions. You get the idea.