... to a chorus with slow melodic phrasing, as in this Fall Out Boy tune. I hope you'll test out these simple patterns in your own arrangements! Thanks for reading, and please check back next week for more! - Brooke Jenkins ... cont.
April 25, 2014. This week's tip comes not from an album I've studied but from an exercise I was assigned by my mentor. In my songwriting over the past week, my task was to avoid rhyme! I'd describe my initial reaction to the ... cont.
April 17, 2014. Perhaps the most exciting songwriting technique I've experimented with recently is the use of overlapping vocal lines. This tool came to my attention as I studied Mika's The Boy Who Knew Too Much, in which ... cont.
April 3, 2014. As I hope you'll read in my March 13th post, complexity isn't key when it comes to making great music. But for those times when you do want to break a bit from the usual progressions, consider the big effects of ... cont.