So I'm complete beginner when it comes to song writing, I'm currently trying to write one and I was wondering if anyone had any tips when it comes to notating a melody down on paper. Right now I have the metrenome going, I hummed something I liked, and I figured out the pitches and key I will be working in etc. However, trying to get the melody written down on paper I'm finding challenging. I'm notaing on a staff but I can't figure out what the notes are doing rhythmically if that makes sense. Just wondering if anybody has tips when it comes to notating on paper and better understanding what the notes are doing rhythimcally. Or is this something I shouldn't worry about and just carry on writing.