Prosody in Songwriting 101

Prosody in Songwriting 101

Life is full of interesting questions. Why is the sky blue? Can Russian Twitter bots really swing an election? And where do broken hearts go, Whitney? Where? But today, let’s try answering something more practical: What is prosody? And why should you spend the next...
Music Is the Most Direct Route to the Soul

Music Is the Most Direct Route to the Soul

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. E. Y. HARBURG Music is the most abstract of the arts. It affects us not on an intellectual, rational level but on a deep, instinctual level. It washes over us and affects...
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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