Join Cliff Goldmacher for an in-depth discussion in this video Make your bridge an instrumental, part of One-Minute Songwriting Tips.
- Make your bridge an instrumental.…Something else you can do if you've said everything…you need to say lyrically in the verses and choruses…of your song is to make your bridge an instrumental.…Again, you're creating a song with three parts,…but you're using your instrumental bridge…as a place where the listener can stop,…and reflect on what you've already said…while also enjoying a new musical section.…I think you'd be surprised at how often hit song lyrics…have fewer words than you ever imagined.…
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- Writing lyrics that are easy to sing
- Putting the message in the chorus
- Being productive at home
- Putting the hook at the end of the chorus
- Keeping rhyme schemes consistent
- Using repetition in melodies
- Making rough recordings
- Reading poetry for inspiration
- Writing at a regular time
- Taking a writing assignment
- Cutting down a song's length
Skill Level Beginner
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