When a Song's Bridge Is – and Perhaps Isn't – Necessary

In songwriting, there’s nothing worse than feeling stuck for ideas. In a lot of cases of songwriter’s block, the culprit is not understanding basic song structure. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle will lay out song form in a clear, easy-to-understand way, using sound samples to demonstrate. Read more.. _______________ A bridge is the section […]

Starting a Song Bridge With a Minor Chord

When simplicity is a design feature of your song, don’t complicate the bridge. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. _______________________ Conventional wisdom tells us that song bridges sound great when they move away from a song’s original key. So […]

Getting Bridge Lyrics Right

A bridge doesn’t just intensify emotions, it usually completes the lyric. ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ A song’s bridge, also called middle-8, usually happens right after the second chorus. It’s usually 8 bars in […]

What Should Chords in a Song’s Bridge Do?

If songs are a musical journey, the most interesting part of the trip is often in the bridge. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Take your songwriting to a whole new level! _____________ The contrast principle is a large part of what makes music successful. That principle simply says that good […]

8 Tips For Writing a Song Bridge

A bridge’s main purpose is to create contrast from the rest of the song. _____________ It’s not enough to know which songs are your favourites. As a songwriter, you need to learn why they sound so good. That’s where “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” comes in! Not every song needs a bridge, so if you’ve never […]

Song Structure: When a Pre-Chorus or Bridge Is a Good Idea

Here’s how you know that a pre-chorus or bridge will help your song’s structure. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ The verse-chorus form is probably the most common in pop song genres, songs in the 3-6 minute time frame. Of those, many use bridge sections – that shortish part […]