It’s hard to believe that September is coming to a close and we’re already onto our third Weekly Songwriting Exercise. Last week I had great results and I can’t wait to share a new song with you! Hopefully this week’s exercise yields similar results. This week we are sticking with the idea of writing a melody that matches a form. What’s nice about this form is that you really only need to write two lines of music, you just repeat the “A” phrase three times with something different in the middle.
Use this as a frame to start with but don’t worry about expanding it. Last week I wrote a 16 bar song then arranged it in 21 bars. This gave it some more breathing space and nice transitions.