What's the difference between writing a melody and writing a song?
A song is is made up of words and music. When you write a song you write both the words and music.
When you write melody you write the music that carries the words.
Is someone who writes just the words a songwriter?
No. That person is not a songwriter. That person is a lyricist
Is someone who writes just the melody a songwriter?
No. That person is not a songwriter. That person is a melody writer.
What's a lead sheet?
A lead sheet is the essential, no frills, description of a song. The lead
sheet says the song title, the song writers, the words, the melody
and the basic chords. And that's all.
It's called a lead sheet because it leads performers through a song but
leaves the performance detail to the producer, arranger and performer.
A lead sheet to a song is what a script is to a movie.
How is a lead sheet like a demo recording?
A demo recording should be a recorded version of a lead sheet. A singer to sing the the lyric and melody and one instrument to play the chords is all you need to demo the lead sheet.
Anything more than that is a demo of someone's recording of the song.
What's the difference between a song and a record?
Depends who asks the question.
To a songwriter the song is the lead sheet. The song is the lyric or words that were written and the notes chosen for the melody.
To an arranger the song is the lead sheet. The arrangement is their own personal take on the lead sheet
To a producer or record company the song is the record.
To a listener a song a song is the product that they hear. And the melody they hum or the lyric and melody they sing.
In the music business you can make a song without a record but you can't make a record without a song
Can a lyricist also write melody?
Can A Melody Writer write lyrics?
Actually what is melody?
Melody is a line of rhythm parts, that go up or down (or stay the same or turn off) in a way that people like.
What do Melody Writers talk about?
Melody, melody, melody and melody. And then when they want to change the subject, they talk melody, melody, melody and melody.
(Psst! Do they talk lyric?)
Yes! At every other Lyric-focussed Songwriter forum online they talk lyric forever. But here, lyric is talked only in passing.
So HOW do Melody writers talk about melody?
With the language of melody. Which is what you talk on the inside.
Wait a minute! You mean there actually is a language of melody?
Yes! There is. And there always has been.
Wow! Is it easy to get to know?
Do it at your own pace and time and it is easy. As soon as you want to get started, just get started.
Why a site just for Melody Writers?