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How to Write a Chorus Your Listener Will Want to Hear Again

July 24th, 2018 by

write a chorusDo you love singing in the shower, at work or maybe in the gym? Well, if you do, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’re not alone. We all look forward to that part of our favorite song where we ‘sing our hearts out.’ Here, we’ll show you all you need to do if you want to produce music that has an impact. When you are able to write a chorus your listeners want here, you become more effective. So, if you’re a songwriter, ensure that you capture your listeners with a killer hook of a chorus.

In any case, remember the words of Berry Gordy, Jr.

“Don’t bore us, get to the chorus.”

Provide them with more exceptional details in this verse, and you’ll have them singing along to it every time they hear it playing. Now, how can you do this quickly? Take a look at these tips below. (more…)

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…)

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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