There are two, connected composition things I'd never felt proficient at - vocal melodies and guitar solos. Returning to a simple book about rhythm and melody, I reminded myself of something I probably did not pay enough attention to during my college days - very intentional note selection based on the backing chord compassion, neighboring notes, repeating patterns, starting on the 1 (and not), ending with a 1 or 2 syllable melodic cadence, and more. Here is my first attempt at a simple melodic track following some Melody 101 rules.
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