How to create melodies for different moods

Melodies are one of the most powerful vehicles in music for communicating emotion.

That said, crafting a melody that perfectly embodies the moods or feelings you’re aiming to convey can often be an elusive process. In the tutorial video above, we take a look at three different ideas for composing melodies. We explore a variety of moods, and analyze MIDI to help us better understand the exact components that make a particular melody effective.

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February 21, 2021

Julie Schatz Julie Schatz is a producer, singer-songwriter, pianist, and violinist who creates beats that merge a wide array of genres.