Join Todd Howard for an in-depth discussion in this video Using instrumentation, texture, and builds to propel the song from one section to another, part of Songwriting in Logic Pro.
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…As you might notice I've done some more work since the last video.…You can open the next exercise file if you have them available if you'd like to…jump ahead to where I am.…All I've done is I've created clean cross-fades and…fadeouts for all of my audio regions.…I've recorded and…comped the rest of the lead vocal track, which I have muted right now.…I'll bring it back a little bit later.…Also I added Mandola chords to the last four bars of each chorus.…Because a chorus chords change back to the progression from…the verse during those last four bars.…So I thought it might be a nice punch of the hook if the mandos came back in.…
So those are pasted in there now.…Also, I've changed the outro to feature the verse chords also.…Which I felt helped keep the story going, sop to speak, at the end of the song.…If I put a nice long fade out on the end, it might feel like we're walking on…down the tracks rather than hitting a wall with an actual ending.…Or fading on the chorus, which might feel like we never got back to the narrative.…
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