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Rule #19: Think of songs as having three parts

Rule #19: Think of songs as having three parts: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting
Rule #19: Think of songs as having three parts: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

When most commercial songs are broken down into their component parts, it's generally three distinct parts which emerge. In this songwriting training video, professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher reminds you that songs are generally simpler than you'd think. If your song has a verse and a chorus then a bridge will work but if your song has a verse, pre-chorus, and a chorus, then perhaps you can leave out the bridge.

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