Friday, April 16, 2004

When to drop the chord sequence


Often I'll come up with a chord sequence and write melodies and lyrics above
and across it. Many people use this as their only method, but I find I have to
be careful to let the melody develop independantly from the chords when the
time is right, or the chords can keep bringing me back down into a place that
the melody is trying to escape from.

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Posted by Bev on April 16, 2004 in Melodies | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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