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I am into composing and I really love the era. I would be interested to get hints how to write music which alike.

How would you arrange vocals like in Mamas and the Papas? How should one arrange a song in the style of Jefferson Airplane?

I would appreciate any hints, rule of thumbs or reference to music literature.

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Though this question seems quite broad, the answer here is actually simple.

If you want to write music that sounds like it is from the 60's-70's (or any style / era of music,) three things will get you started:

  • Listen to that type of music

  • Transcribe that music

  • Write that music

You need to get it into your ears and head, figure out what makes it work and why it sounds the way it does. Do the work and you will be rewarded.

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