Writing A Song - The Structure of a Hit Song

Released on: April 6, 2008, 10:36 am

Press Release Author: Ty Cohen

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: It's an inspiring article for songwriters and musicians -
beginners or not - on how to construct a powerful song.

Press Release Body: When learning how to write a hit song, you will undoubtedly hear
the structure of a song mentioned. The structure of your song will be the backbone
that holds all of the other elements of your song together. As a songwriter you will
learn that there are many different structures to work with but we will begin with
the most basic structure and move on from there.

The most common song structure used today is a compilation of verse, chorus and
bridge. To break this to where even the beginner music composer will understand, a
verse is a composed set of music and words that functions as introductory material
to a song, lyrically setting up the story. Basically your verse is going to explain
what the song is about. Often, you will find that the songwriter incorporates the
title somewhere in the beginning or end of the verse.

Then you have your chorus, or refrain. The chorus is the segment where your melody
and lyrics are repeated. This is usually the part of the song that everyone seems to
know the words to and often the part they sing along to. Your title will most likely
be used more than once in your chorus. The chorus frequently differs from the verse
melodically, rhythmically, and harmonically, and takes on an elevated level of
dynamics and motion, often with more instrumental accompaniment.

The next element of basic song structure is your bridge. Your bridge will differ in
structure from your verse and chorus. There are all sorts of variations you can add
to your bridge to make it stand out. It can have a different key, tempo, rhythm,
size or whatever you, the music composer, decides to do with it to make it stand
out. You may also use your bridge as your transition into another "part" of your
song. In relation to positioning, the bridge will often be located towards the end
of the song.

If you are a beginner songwriter whose ultimate goal is to learn how to write a hit
song then the above tips should get you off on the right start. The most common form
of song structure is verse / chorus / verse / chorus / bridge / (verse) / chorus.
You can stick to this as a starting point or guide when writing songs.

Remember, this is only the beginning and most basic elements of song structure.
There is so much more for you to learn and explore in the world of songwriting.
Grasping these simple yet crucial concepts will accelerate your journey to learning
how to write a hit song.

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