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The difference between chords and melody.

There’s a special marriage between chords and the melody of the song. At times people get mixed up on the purpose of both. The chord serves as a backbone that lays behind the melody.
Think of a cake if you will. There are certain ingredients that make up a cake. No matter the type of cake, you will need the components that make it up. Think of the melody as the topping of the cake. There are multiple ways you can decorate it, just as there are multiple melodies you can put behind chords. For practice take the chords G/D/C and keep the strumming patterns the same. Now put a melody behind each one as if it were a separate song. You could have three great melodies, creating 3 different songs, but still using the same chords. Enough about cake…let’s write some songs!!


January 28, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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