For starters, try to limit yourself to diatonic tones, that is, tones that are part of a given scale. For example, you could limit yourself to the C major scale, which are the seven white keys on the keyboard starting at, say, middle C (you probably already know that there are natural half-steps between E-F and B-C and therefore no black keys between those notes). Considering solely the diatonic tones makes song writing less intimidating and will most likely make your tracks more pleasing to the ears of others.
In the next posts, we are gonna look into music theory in order to have a better understanding of tones and how they relate to each other.
In this video, we create a short song using 5 patterns. The first pattern contains the main motive (SYNTH1), repeated in patterns 2 and 3. Patterns 4 and 5 are slight variations of pattern 1 to break the monotony of the melody.