Why Simplifying the Rhythm of a Chorus Melody Works

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How Symmetry Strengthens a Song’s Structure

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How We Remember Music

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Simplifying Lead Vocal Rhythm in a Chorus

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The Melody-Rhythm Relationships in "Girls Chase Boys"

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How the Rhythms You Use in the Chorus Will Effect the Emotional Level of the Lyric

Using longer note values in a chorus melody helps to amplify emotion. ____________ “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 _____________ One of the main differences between a verse and a chorus has to do with the emotional […]