Developing A Melody

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,
    Welcome to my lesson No. 30

    This is lesson is about the most important (and sometimes the most difficult) things in music:
    How to develop a melody? Or in another words: How to bring a melody to life so it sounds more organic or human?

    To demonstrate the idea behind this, I start with a simple melody without any articulation or dynamic.
    Then during this lesson i gonna develop more and more this simple melody by adding articulation, rhythm variations, dynamic, etc.

    This will help you to create your own vocabulary and to find your own "voice"!

    Melody 1 0:05-0:14
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    |Break|

    Melody 2 0:17-0:26
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    |Break|

    Melody 3 0:29-0:38
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    |Break|

    Melody 4 0:41-0:50
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    |Break|

    Melody 5 0:53-1:12
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    | BbMaj7| % | % | % |
    |Break|

    Melody 6 1:14-1:34
    | Dm| % | % | % |
    | G7| % | % | % |
    | D5 |

    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Bognar Shina

    This profile is available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/

    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 100 BPM





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