Week 4: Melody Hidden in Words

This exercise is so much fun because you can do it anywhere! You are simply finding the melody inherent everyday speech. Experts say that song existed before language. It's no wonder that everything we say has a natural rhythm and melody baked into it.


  1. Pick any written source material, I recommend one of your Diarrhea of the Pen, or Sensory writing exercises.
  2. Set your timer for 10 minutes, and hit record on your recording device.
  3. Apply the Melody Hidden in Words technique to as many words and phrases as possible. Start with two syllable words and work your way up to short phrases
  4. Intermediate/advanced: If you have the skillset to add chords to your melodies please do so.

What to Post

Post a 15-30 second recording of your favorite melodies in the main feed.


Questions and Feedback

Is there any part of the lesson that could be more clear? What would make your experience better? Are there any benefits to this exercise that I am missing? Please leave feedback in the comments below. For more immediate assistance shoot me an email at rigel@100daysofsongwriting.com