Tip #12 – Pictorial Writing

Take a look at the image below:

What does it look like? A pair of wings? Lips? Maybe a flatted heart? Either way, you could have probably understood right off the bat that this musical idea has more of a visual aesthetic that an acoustic kind.

While writing music in the way that you want it to sound should be a priority, there is nothing wrong with having some fun and experimenting with trying to draw pictures/shapes with the music. You never know – it might sound really could if possible to perform!

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Tip #10 – Grouping & Reordering Figures in a Melody

Maybe when you were a kid you played with a toy that involved building your own character. You got separate cards of various heads, torsos, and bottoms… only for you to do something silly and have the head be in the middle, and the torso on the top.

Let’s try something similar with expanding melodies with a lot of smaller figures within them. First, label each unique standalone figure within a melody. Group them to how you feel best fits and separates from the others.

After that, experiment by reordering the different parts. Some of them may not work, but others might be really cool and crafty!


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