Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Ticket 13: Make The Vocals Stay On Non-Chord Tones



Hanging out on the 2nd 4th 6th or even 7th in a melody creates tension as they long to resolve to nice 'safe' root, third or fifth chord tones. And as most songwriters automatically camp out on the root, 3rd & 5th any melody that avoids overusing them has an instant advantage in trying to be original.

Day Tripper, Get BackGolden Slumbers, Help, I'm So TiredThere’s A PlaceShe Loves YouYou Never Give Me Your Money

See Also

Ticket 14: Write An In-Key Melody Over Out-Of-Key Chords
Ticket 22: Bluesify Your Melody
Ticket 50: Stay Off The Root Note

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write


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