Context : MusicalStuff
Page to gather useful notes on melody
Quora Answer : Is melody at the heart of the best music, as Poulenc thought?
I think melody is sufficient but not necessary for good music.
You can have good music without melody. But no music with a good melody is "bad". A good tune is all the justification any piece of music requires.
Quora Answer : Have you ever wondered where song ideas or melodies come from before a song is actually written?
Melodies are like people. They evolve.
Each melody is basically a recombination of melodic and rhythmic ideas that are already out there in our music culture, with a few minor mutations and variations.
Quora Answer : Is there a way to tell if a melody I made I actually heard from somewhere else?
You heard it somewhere else. 100% probability.
Anything that's vaguely recognisable AS a melody is part of a musical language that has been repeated a tens of millions of times.