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    dont over think it. write melodies. music is all about feeling! id say focus on melodies before lyrics. record into your voice memos any time you come up with an idea and expand on it later. if it feels good chances are it sounds good! people will like it based off that - i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonreymun View Post
    dont over think it. write melodies. music is all about feeling! id say focus on melodies before lyrics. record into your voice memos any time you come up with an idea and expand on it later. if it feels good chances are it sounds good! people will like it based off that - i think
    Got you man I'll try that is that what it's really about? At least in terms of writin a hit record, is that mainly about melodies and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADCUTTA View Post
    have no talent at all mumble nonsense over a trap beat i wish this wasnt true but it is these days
    Lol I know what you mean man, I'm not a mumble rapper though, I really pay attention to the old skool as well as the new and really build by skills so I can actually be somebody in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuneitdown View Post
    Got you man I'll try that is that what it's really about? At least in terms of writin a hit record, is that mainly about melodies and such?
    i think so. most hit songs are hit songs because they get stuck in the listener's head. they're catchy. work on coming up with a melody for a really catchy chorus, then fill it in with lyrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonreymun View Post
    i think so. most hit songs are hit songs because they get stuck in the listener's head. they're catchy. work on coming up with a melody for a really catchy chorus, then fill it in with lyrics
    Ah ok thanks, and what exactly is it about a melody that people like to feel? Is it how it make them dance? Because if it was just about creating a catchy hook then there's many songs out there like that but sometimes it can be a song with a hook that's annoying to listen to, you know?

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    Agree with everyone pointing out how important melodies are.

    Notice how a lot of times, people go "Hey what's that song? it goes hmm hmm hmm" and start humming it perfectly without remembering lyrics and themes?

    That's because melodies are what people remember first (if done right).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamJ View Post
    Agree with everyone pointing out how important melodies are.

    Notice how a lot of times, people go "Hey what's that song? it goes hmm hmm hmm" and start humming it perfectly without remembering lyrics and themes?

    That's because melodies are what people remember first (if done right).
    Got you man, can I post a link to a song a bit later on and ask what you think of it for your criticism? It would be helpful if you could judge if my melodies are good any. Thanks man

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    Even casual listeners have inherent musical "phrasing" capabilities.

    Listen to a few hit tracks.

    You'll notice a pattern of distinct parts in the chorus that stick out.

    It could be an interesting part of the melody, or words that are fun to say and feel good rolling off the tongue.

    These elements are what trigger the audience to be able to remember it, and therefore care enough to continue playing the track.

    The title of the track should be connected to this musical phrase that's embedded in the listener's mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altuz View Post
    Even casual listeners have inherent musical "phrasing" capabilities.

    Listen to a few hit tracks.

    You'll notice a pattern of distinct parts in the chorus that stick out.

    It could be an interesting part of the melody, or words that are fun to say and feel good rolling off the tongue.

    These elements are what trigger the audience to be able to remember it, and therefore care enough to continue playing the track.

    The title of the track should be connected to this musical phrase that's embedded in the listener's mind.
    Got you thanks Altuz. Guys what do you think about this song? I know the chorus is kind of old skool like but I feel like I was OK on the melody. What do you suggest I can improve?

    Kraemo - Hypocrite [Bar for Bar Contest] - YouTube

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuneitdown View Post
    Got you thanks Altuz. Guys what do you think about this song? I know the chorus is kind of old skool like but I feel like I was OK on the melody. What do you suggest I can improve?

    Kraemo - Hypocrite [Bar for Bar Contest] - YouTube

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    the hook is too Mono. Dub the hook a few times and pan it hard left and right. This creates a "big" hook and creates a noticeable separation from the verse bars.

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