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Song Writing 101 Part II


Nov 14, 2017 Beginning, General Comments are off

When writing a song, there is a standard structure that is used. The structure can be varied but basically does the following:

Introduction (Usually instrumental 4 to 8 bars)

Verse (Singing starts. Many times it is the same chords as the Intro or Chorus 8 to 12 bars)

Pre Chorus  (Or Segway. Small instrumental section 2 to 4 bars – builds to next section)

Chorus (Many times the name of the song. Most remembered or hooky part)


2nd Verse (Tells next part of story)


Bridge (Different then all other sections-breaks up song)

Solo (Guitar, sax or piano etc.)


Outro (Variation on Introduction, slight variation or new key – modulation)

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