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The Best Way to Create a Song’s Story Structure

April 10th, 2013 by

Song's Story Structure - Song From Building Blocks

The song is the foundation of the music business. A great song is vital in building success in the music industry. Another key element of songwriting is you do it because you love writing songs.  Every song has a story.  One thing a songwriter needs to master is structuring a song’s story.

The beauty of songwriting is it allows you to express your ideas though a creative medium. Taking raw emotion is the seed that can germinate new ideas. You can write about being in love or being angry about a social issue.

A song is the vehicle that takes your ideas and turns it into a powerful tool of communication. With songwriting you have the ability to freely express yourself as an artist.

Within the lyrics of a song is power.

Songs have the power to affect people’s lives. The songs you write will impact others in many ways. A well written song will bring the listener to a place of relationship.

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As a songwriter your job is to create music that (more…)

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    Avoid difficult to sing intervals when writing your songs. Intervals such as an octave or a major 7th can be hard to ‘hit’ when sung by a non-professional singer. The one interval that was a serious ‘no-no’ was the tri-tone, an interval so jarring that it’s used as a police or ambulance siren in most European countries. The reason for the past tense (was) in the previous sentence is the great songwriter Leonard Bernstein broke the rules and used this same interval for the heart rending ballad ‘Maria’ in his epic musical ‘West Side Story.’ Th trouble is now, he did it, so you can’t with out the world crying out ‘Hey! You stole that from Bernstein!