A Creative LANDSCAPE FOR SONGWRITERS.
It ain’t about fancy. Often the simplest design can be the most compelling. The same might be said of writing a song. It doesn’t need to be unnecessarily complex. With that said, there are a number of structural components that can be used in writing a song. Like linear building blocks, they make up the structure of a song.
Today, popular songs are typically more complex than they were 200 years ago, when a simple alternating verse/chorus structure was the norm. The verses would tell the story and the chorus would offer a predictable refrain to reinforce the theme of the song.
Once you’re acquainted with these few basic concepts, they will help guide you to a deeper understanding of the songwriting craft.
Chapter 3: Song Structure
Chapter 8: The Pocket
Chapter 9: Lyric Writing
Chapter 10: Engagement
Chapter 11: Lyric Phrasing
Chapter 12: The Process