Questions tagged [songwriting]

For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.

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What do you call a lightweight version of a chorus inside or between verses?

If you have two different choruses, where one is a more mellow version of the "real" chorus. What do you call it? For instance on this form: Verse, X, Verse, Chorus. What do you call X? It's not a ...
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Arrangements on The Blues Brothers songs

I'm trying to write/arrange songs in the style of the Blues Brothers. It seems that some of the arrangements were very simple. In the case of "everybody needs somebody to love" for example, they just ...
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Meter/ bars/ subdivisions

Can anyone explain to me how a singer/artist squeeze in more than 4 syllables between subdivisions? i know it has something to do with tempo, but how do you count the beats between subdivisions to ...
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Lyric meter/ Pulse

I've been learning many different concepts as a beginning songwriter and have been working on applying them in my work. However, i can't seem to full understand how to control lyric meter and lyric ...
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Wicked Game by Chris Isaak: does the vocal melody sing triplets over a straight sounding groove?

I am studying the concept of using triplet vocal melodies over a groove that sounds straight. I can think of a few examples but the most common one that comes to mind is the famous song "Wicked Game ...