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