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#1147606 - 02/01/09 11:57 PM I can't seem to compose agood melody away from the piano.
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So, when I'm at the piano, I can sit there and improv a rather good melody no problem...but when I'm sitting with blank sheet music or in sibleius, my melodies are just....soso. Any advice on how to write melody away from the piano?
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#1147607 - 02/02/09 12:00 AM Re: I can't seem to compose agood melody away from the piano.
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Rather than sitting there just with blank music paper or with Sibelius, try singing. Then write down what you sing.
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#1147608 - 02/02/09 12:02 AM Re: I can't seem to compose agood melody away from the piano.
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Practice, practice, practice.

A couple of references: "Fundamentals of Musical Composition" by Arnold Schoenberg and Goetschius's "Exercises in Melody Writing."

The latter: http://books.google.com/books?id=N14QAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=exercises+in+melody+writing

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#1147609 - 02/02/09 12:15 AM Re: I can't seem to compose agood melody away from the piano.
xxmynameisjohnxx Offline
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Singing is good. I've no idea why I hadn't thought of that, but it makes perfect sense. :]. And I'll look into those exercises. Thanks!
Also I ought to start writing what I play on the piano too...rather than just improving everything.
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