I always say that I want a lot of melody when you speak. I’m tired of people sounding like they are pianos with only one or two working keys. I define melody as a random pattern of connected notes that have words attached. If you are staying on the same notes over and over, called monotone, you are boring the heck out of your listeners, no matter how good looking you might be. The goal is to create a melody that keeps your listeners guessing, on the edge of their ears and seats, waiting for whatever comes out of your mouth. Right now I want to talk about fake melody. Sometimes when I ask people to use melody, they overdo it and sound like they are trying too hard, as if they are focusing so much on the melody, that it draws unwanted attention, saying, “Here’s my melody, eat this!”. I am instead looking for a natural way of adding melody. I want gentle sweating movements from lows to highs. I want the lows to be not too low, and I want the highs to be not so high. Play around with it. The worst thing is to have no melody. At least fake is way better.
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