4 tips for making melodies (free MIDI files included)

It can be quite challenging to come up with a melody without any structure or direction.

In the video tutorial above, we overview four useful tips and techniques for crafting the perfect melody. Throughout the tutorial, we use a different DAW — FL Studio, Studio One, Logic Pro, and Ableton — to illustrate each technique. That said, all of the concepts explored can be applied to create melodies across all DAWs and workflows.

If you’d like to use the melodies we crafted in the video as references or creative starting points, you can download the MIDI files here.

Do you have a question on any of the tips we mentioned? What tutorial would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below.

April 25, 2020

Nick Chen Content Marketing @ Splice. Nick Chen is a producer, performer, and educator under the aliases "nickthechen" and "Enix."