Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ticket 26: Use An AABA Structure


Only verses and a bridge. NO chorus. The title should be at the beginning or end of the verse.

Title first
 Do You Want to Know a Secret, Hey Jude, JuliaHoney Pie, Lady Madonna, The Long And Winding Road, Something


Title last
I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, One After 909, P.S. I Love You

Also
Piggies

and almost everything on first two albums.

also Blue Moon (Rodgers/Hart), Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel), Monday, Monday (The Mamas and The Papas), Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland), Save the Last Dance for Me (The Drifters),The Christmas Song (Mel Torme), Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Goffin/King - The Shirelles).

See Also
Ticket 25: Transplant Cliches From Other Genres
Ticket 38: Use An ABCCC Rhyme Scheme
Ticket 41: Use The Same Ending For Two Different Sections
Ticket 53: Write A 'Jazz-Style Intro' Verse
Ticket 62: Write Two Bridges

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

See also Songwriting for Dummies



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