Writing Music 101: Composing Melodies | Jason Rivera | Skillshare

Writing Music 101: Composing Melodies

Jason Rivera, Composer

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Your Assignment

    • 3. What is a Melody?

    • 4. Scales and Chords Review

    • 5. Composing a Melody

    • 6. More About Melodies

    • 7. Getting Inspired

    • 8. Closing Thoughts


About This Class

In this 30-minute class you will learn the basics of writing melodies from composer Jason Rivera. This class covers the fundamentals of creating an original melody—walking you through the process step-by-step.

For your class project you will write an original melody, utilizing the fundamentals covered in the class, and record it. Your recording doesn't have to be professional quality—a smartphone demo will work perfectly.

Anyone interested in cultivating their skills as a songwriter, composer, vocalist or instrumentalist can benefit from this class. Prior knowledge and/or experience in music is helpful but not required—beginners are welcome!

If you need more background info on scales check out my class Writing Music 101: Scales & Modes.

If you are interested in learning more about composing melodies check out my follow-up course Writing Music 101: Composing Melodies II.

For a deeper look at creating chord progressions using the technique described in the Scales & Chords Review lesson, check out my other class Writing Music 101: Create a Chord Progression in a Major Key.