Song Anatomy – Mistakes to Avoid – Best Practices


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What does it take to make a great song?  This video provides an overview of the various elements that goes into making a great song.

Each of the item presented when incorporated in your songwriting will help you write better songs.  Here is what is covered in this presentation…

  1. Start with a Great Title
  2. Catchy Hook
  3. Lyrics with a Universal Topic
  4. Melody a Common Person Can Sing
  5. Rhyming Scheme
  6. Song Structure Build Strong Songs
  7. Chord Progressions
  8. Set a Time Limit
  9. Production and Presentation

Failure to include any one of these vital elements can cause your song to be weak.  Your comments are welcome.

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Songwritng Flow Chart - Song Anatomy

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  2. Crinn says:

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