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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question…
Q: I’m 17 years old, and no matter what I write, it’s too simple and lacks depth. I wanted to know if there is a way to give sections a significance throughout the song, making the song unique in it’s own way. I’d really appreciate if you’d be able to help me, my frustration is at a certain point where I’m starting to lose confidence in my composing skills.
Michael – Berlin, Germany
A: As musicians we tend to think of our style of art as a language and just like any language, without structure, without clear intonation and meter, the communication of our musical ideas can sometimes suffer. Because music is both self-expression and communication, our listener should be able understand the musical flow of each section of our songs. So, what is a song section? Examples of this are; a verse, a chorus, the bridge, perhaps an intro. and usually some type of ending. Some songs have lyrics, others are instrumental. But, one thing is for sure, each part must be understood and accepted by both the musician and the audience. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but songs that tell a story and have a catchy hook, will tend to connect extremely well with an audience. To create good structure we need a song writing road map. Unfortunately, as composers each of us needs to build our own song writing road map, but I can get you started with a few significant tips on this topic, watch the video to learn more!
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