Song Structure

Humans have been in love with songs that have structure since the Middle Ages. Minstrels who wrote and performed sonnets found that when they repeated their refrains several times, the King and his court invited them back time after time. Today's music lovers want to hear choruses that repeat as well.

While many songwriters are reluctant to become formulaic, the most commercially successful songwriters have mastered the art of using the most commercially accepted song forms without sacrificing their creativity. Want to know how to do that? Check out these articles written by some of the world's top experts!

Song Structure Articles

And The Award Goes To...
by Ralph Murphy
The Basic Forms, Part 1 Part 2
by John Braheny
Basic Principles Of Commercial Songwriting
by John Braheny
Choosing A Form
by John Braheny
Chorus Construction
by John Braheny
Developing Successful Song Structures
by Jason Blume
Pre-Choruses & Bridges
by Jason Blume
Song Construction: Repetition
by John Braheny
Songwriting: The Groove
by Michael Anderson
Songwriting As Fun
by Michael Anderson
Songwriting Basics - One Step At A Time
by Michael Anderson
Songwriting Structure
by Michael Anderson
Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
by Michael Anderson
What Happened At #1 In Country In 2004?
by Ralph Murphy
(Ralph) Murphy's Laws: A Look At The #1 Songs Of 2002
by Ralph Murphy











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