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Rule #17: Keep your song's introduction short

Rule #17: Keep your song's introduction short: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting
Rule #17: Keep your song's introduction short: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

A short introduction to your song is essential given how little time you have to get your message across to your song's listener. Industry veteran Cliff Goldmacher in his online songwriting course reminds you that you don't have the luxury of a lot of time before you have to begin telling your song's story. It's best to assume that everyone listening to your song has a short attention span.

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