Create melodies if you can not make melodies

By | April 5, 2021

How do you create a melody if you can not make melodies? It’s very easy to get stuck, when you sit there in your room and have to create a melody. Do not despair. There are always new ways of doing things. Here, an idea from me. (In English at the bottom of the page).

1. Take a simple music loop and insert it into your DAW. It does not even have to be the piece of music you are going to use later, it can just as easily be a loop, or equivalent.

2. Let the music roll. Record a voice loop – without thinking. Sing as crazy and wild as you feel like, or vice versa. It does not even have to sound good, it does not matter. Just sing or talk straight from the head.

3. Now you have some form of voice loop. Create another track in the program you are using. Set the first voice loop to “mute”. Record another voice loop. Maybe in a completely different style? Or talk? Just improvise. You do not even have to have a text.

4. Continue like this until you have as many voice loops as you want. Sometimes I record 20 or 30 voice loops, as in the song below. (Collab song YEAR).

5. Listen to all recordings one by one. Take out the parts you like, and remove the rest.

6. Now you have many different types of voice loops, and probably some kind of melody in some of them. Which parts fit together? Puzzle until you think it sounds ok. If necessary, move the parts of the voice around in the order that suits the music. Maybe you now also have a chorus, even if you were not even aware that you recorded one.

7. Import your piece of music, or maybe you have already done so. Is something missing? Record again. You’ll probably have to record the song again, but now you’re done a song of – nothing, random recordings.

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ENGLISH:

Having trouble coming up with melodies? It can be very easy to get stuck, sitting there in your chamber, but do not despair! There are always new ways of doing things. Below you will find one of the methods I use when faced with this problem.

Insert a loop or instrumental into your DAW to use as backing for your voice tracks. If you use a loop it will only be temporary, so anything that inspires your creativity will do.

2. Let the music roll. Record a voice track – without thinking. Sing as crazy and wild as you feel, or the opposite. It does not even have to sound good, it does not matter. Just sing or talk directly from your head.

3. Now you have some kind of voice loop. Create another track in the program you are using. Put the first voice recording on “mute”. Record another voice track. Maybe in a completely different style? Or talk? Just improvise. You do not even have to have a concept.

4. Continue this way until you have as many voice tracks as you want. Sometimes I record 20 or 30 voice tracks, as in the song below. (Collab song YEAR).

5. Listen to all recordings one by one. Keep the parts you like, and remove rest.

6. Now you have many different types of voice tracks, and probably some kind of melody in some of them. What parts fit together? Puzzle until you think it sounds ok. If necessary, move around the vocal parts in an order that suits the music. Maybe you now have a chorus too, even if you were not aware you were recording one.

7. Import your piece of music – is something missing? You may have to record again, but you’ve made a song from nothing but random recordings.

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Source:studio.se