Get Your Story Straight

Get Your Story Straight

I work a lot in theatre, where using songs to tell a story is everything. But it’s not just on the stage where songs are about story: anything that affects us on an emotional level is about story. The Kardashian family’s latest internet coup,...
How to Choose a Great Lyrical Hook

How to Choose a Great Lyrical Hook

The best way to plant something in someone’s brain is repetition. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. See? Our minds are hard-wired that way. A lyrical hook is the principal way you can use repetition to glue an entire lyric together. For giving it focus –...
Verse-Chorus Structure 101

Verse-Chorus Structure 101

Structure in songwriting is all about the sections your song is made out of – how those sections repeat and fit together according to some kind of grand masterplan. And while there are lots of structures a song can take, some are more popular than others. This article...

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