I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
A good idea for lyrics and a melody to expand on.
As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody.
There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
I get a feeling, on a guitar, and I sort of mess around until something resonates with me, and then I just find that what happens is that a melody comes, and with that, words.
Melody is the single most important thing to any song, period. I don't care what anybody says, it trumps everything. Not because that's my opinion but because I think it's actually indisputable fact. The human brain retains melody easier than it retains words. It's that simple.
Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.
Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.
I would say that I'm more moved by melody, even though I love to rap.
For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards.
I do a so-called trip into myself: I sit down at the piano and the melody might start to evolve from my playing or then I might start to sing it.
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music...I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren't as easy to sing.
I always begin to compose the melody first.
Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain.
If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it. I'm a musician first. I'm not limited by the fretboard.
The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way it is written the first time and then start to look for other notes that aren't in the melody.
The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody.
The composition of a single melody is born out of a bit of text, perhaps the first line, but it can also be the entire strophe; it can even be the poem's overall form.
I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned.
I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the melody come from the lyrics. It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody.
I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.
The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island.
Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it, but I do quite enjoy it.
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