Tips for Writing a Bridge (Middle-8) Melody

A song’s bridge gives you opportunities to explore further afield. Here are some tips for writing a bridge melody. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ Contrast is a crucial part of the strength of a song. Pitting one musical element against another is the basic idea behind the […]

Using a Bridge to Decrease Song Energy

A bridge is where you can build song energy. But sometimes you need to bring energy down, and a bridge can do that too. ____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ A song’s bridge, or middle-8, is typically a place where you can introduce a new musical idea. There are […]

Song Form: 5 Options for What to Do After the Bridge

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and kick-start your songwriting career! _____________ There are several benefits to creating a bridge for a song. In the first place, it’s a great way to “gain mileage”, as it’s an easy way to extend the length of your song. It helps avert listener boredom by introducing new […]

5 Tips for Developing a Bridge (Middle-8) For Your Song

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 E-book Bundle. Become a top-level songwriter, starting now. _________ A bridge usually comes after the second chorus in a song, and it has many reasons for existing. Among those reasons, the introduction of new melodic material is probably the most important one. After two verses and two choruses, your […]

5 Chord Progression Suggestions for a Song’s Bridge

A bridge, which usually comes after a second chorus, accomplishes three things: 1) it intensifies song energy by presenting new melodies that are typically higher, louder and busier; 2) it explores more complex harmonic progressions; and 3) it presents new lyrics that alternate quickly between situation/description and emotional response. In short, a bridge gives a song […]

Which Chords Work Well in a Song's Bridge?

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and learn the difference between STRONG and FRAGILE progressions. ____________ The bridge is the part of the song that typically follows the second chorus, and it has a few reasons for existing. Chief among those reasons is the chance to leave the verse and chorus melodies and […]