Tony Elenburg

Melody – (Part 2/5: The 5 Elements of a Song)


Through 30+ years of instruction and collaboration, Tony has condensed the art of songwriting into 5 elements that every great song requires: Idea, Melody, Lyrics, Chord Progression, & Continuity. Tony is now teaching aspiring songwriters & musicians how to advance their craft with a lesson plan series dedicated to exploring the individual elements.

In this lesson plan, Tony discusses the importance of Melody; writing pretty melody vs complimentary melody; melody’s historic role in longevity!

Topics the Melody Lesson Plan Covers:

  • Pretty Melody – Isn’t pretty melody always appropriate?
  • Complimentary Melody – When melody is not the primary focus of the song.
  • The Longevity Factor – Melody’s historic role in a songs longevity.
  • The Value of Dissecting a Song – The deep dive into the pieces of the song.
  • When Melody is Done Well…

Downloads the Melody Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Melody Lesson One – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Melody Lesson Two – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)

These videos are Part 2 in Tony Elenburg’s The 5 Elements of a Song lesson series.