Pre-roll Chorus Melody
I’m going to make a lot of videos on songwriting tips and techniques. This songwriting tip covers how to write songs with a pick-up melody before the chorus. I give a lot of examples of hit songs that use this songwriting technique:
Here are some basic fundamentals for anyone who wants to get into songwriting.
You can find the written list here:
http://www.intimateaudio.com In Part 2 of this Songwriting Video Series, I demonstrate how familiarity with different artists’ playing styles (James Taylor, Chet Atkins, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Paul McCartney, John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, and more) can shape a progression (the chord sequence from Part 1: C – G/B – C7/Bb – F/A – Fm/Ab – C/G – G – C) into something that has an actual vibe, usable for the basis of a real song. The point is, rather than being overly concerned with learning things “note-for-note,” try using the INSPIRATION of your own guitar heroes to get BEYOND “THE CHORDS” and PERSONALIZE their sound by varying voicings and right/left-hand approaches.
They span the spectrum of musical genres, but for all their differences, this panel of songwriters has success in common. They’ve all followed their muse to the top of the charts, whether in country, pop, R&B or rock. There’ll be advice specific to your specialty, and plenty of truths common to all great songwriting. Join host Paul Williams in a conversation to remember about some of the songs you will never forget.
“I think that songs have to come to you.” All new documentary and all new music. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is now streaming on Netflix.
Official Website: http://keithrichards.com
Last month, we traveled to Los Angeles to finish a project over a year in the making. We spent the day at Ted Russell Kamp’s studio “the Den,” poring over lyrics submitted by guests from the Blackwing Experience. We combined these lyrics with Ted’s musicianship and writing skills to create an original song. This short film captured the entire process.