Join Cliff Goldmacher for an in-depth discussion in this video Ensure your bridge takes a new angle on your theme, part of One-Minute Weekly Songwriting Tips.
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- Make sure your bridge takes a new angle…on your song's message.…The main goal of a bridge is to step away…and take a different look at the song,…both lyrically and musically.…It continues the story…but not in a straight line necessarily.…It can shed new light on your narrative.…In our song example, Radioactive,…the bridge starts at two minutes and 20 seconds…into the song and reads, all systems go,…the sun hasn't died, deep in my bones, straight from inside.…
This is related to the earlier verse message,…but it's slightly different.…The music also shifts to draw attention to the new section.…
Listen to the songs Cliff references in the course by subscribing to his Spotify playlist, Cliff's Weekly Songwriting Tips.
- 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 weekly writing assignment
- Cutting down a song's length
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