The writing of a melody is an emotional moment success doesn't make it easy.
Any kind of anthemic song for the most part they're on the positive side of things. It's not hard to identify when a melody is just one degree too complicated or one degree too simple and where that line of pop memorability lies.
Music has a poetry of its own and that poetry is called melody.
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English Spanish Yiddish Swahili any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting any more than it has any reason for ending.
Music is the melody whose text is the world.
I would go visit my mom on Sundays and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying.
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.
They were singing in French but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.
Yet it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love lust longing joy rage fear triumph yearning and confusion.
Jazz took too much discipline. You have to come in at the right place which is different than me singing the blues where I can sing 'Oh baby ' if there's a pause in the melody. With jazz you better leave that space open or put in something real cool.