Conclusion: Melody Good, Structure Good

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Conclusion: Melody Good, Structure Good

Sometimes strong melodies are hidden under a scathing wall of noise, like with Jesus and Mary Chain or some Velvet Underground, but there's still melody. Sometimes the melody is very, very simple, but there's still melody. Sometimes the musical accompaniment is unusual, deconstructed, barely musical, but there's some structure.

Even seemingly unmusical compositions like the Beatles "Revolution Number 9" follow a structure, with repeating motifs and variations on a theme. Even noise bands like The Locust have structure. Our ears want to hear something set up, then a change, then a return to something we've already heard , usually with a variation.

If people like a band and want to tell other people about it and it makes them excited, there's probably melody in each part of each song. And these parts are probably in some form of three-part structure. Anyone who has any inkling of a desire to not only make great music, but especially to make a living at it, had better learn to write strong tunes. If I don't walk away from the first time I see you play with at least one chorus stuck in my head, I guarantee you'll never quit your day job with those songs.

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[d]30 Music School
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)
ISBN: 1592001718
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 138
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