Are Your Song Lyrics Working? Try This Little Test

Lyrics need to support the form of your music; verse lyrics are not the same as chorus lyrics. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and increase your song’s HIT potential. _____________ Everything progresses in music, not just chords. There’s very little that could be considered random or arbitrary. And that’s a good thing. Progression is what makes listeners […]

Comparing Verse and Bridge Song Sections

Here are some key differences between verse and bridge sections of your song. Similar structure, but different duties. In songs that use verse-chorus formats, there’s a relatively predictable way the structure works: things tend to alternate between ambiguous and clear. When you compare verse and chorus melodies, for example, you’ll often (though not always) find […]

How Bad Structure Weakens a Song

How you know your song’s structure is working: you don’t notice it. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial to any songwriter’s success. _____________ Ask anyone who knows even the tiniest bit about what song structure is, and they’ll probably tell you that it relates to the choices you […]

The Emotional Nature of Bridge Lyrics

A well-written bridge lyric will boost the basic energy of your song in a very natural way. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ For each section of your song, the lyric will take on a different characteristic. That’s because the changing nature of […]

Creating a Song Format That’s Just a Little Different

Try these easy modifications in standard song structure that keep your music fresh. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ The verse-chorus format is by far the most popular structure in modern day songwriting. It’s easy to see why: it’s a basic songwriting principle to build energy as a […]

Other Than Verse and Chorus, What Other Sections Should a Song Have?

Strengthening your song’s structure often comes down to what you add to the verse and chorus format. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Pop songs are structurally simple compositions rarely lasting more than 5 minutes. Most of the time that structure is mainly the alternating back and forth […]