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9 Simple Tips Teach You How to Write a Great Song Chorus

April 20th, 2013 by

Writing a Great Song Chorus Write Your Ideas
The most powerful part of any song is its chorus. A chorus can be in your face or it can be subtle. A poorly written chorus will get lost in the overall song.Therefore it is important to craft a great chorus that stand out in the song you are writing. Here are some ideas on how to write a great song chorus.

1.  Bookend the Hook

You need a hook in your chorus. To make it more memorable, place the hook and the start and end of the chorus. This technique is called “book ending”.  “Book ending” provides the listener repeated exposure to the main hook. In turn, they have a clear understanding of the key idea of the song. (more…)

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