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Rule #16: Three commercial song structures

Rule #16: Three commercial song structures: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting
Rule #16: Three commercial song structures: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

The bulk of pop songs both today and in past eras adhere to the principles of just a few different structures. Songwriting pro Cliff Goldmacher talks about these three structures, which use a combination verse, chorus, prechorus and bridge as well as a refrain to achieve a coherent theme. This songwriting tutorial gives examples of each commercial song structure.

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