Friday, 28 February 2014

Ticket 41: Use The Same Ending For Two Different Sections

Using the same musical material to conclude different sections can can give help to unify contrasting parts. This could involve anything from wholesale chords, melody and lyrics (Golden Slumbers, Let It Be) to merely a chord sequence (Blackbird ) or guitar riff (Back In The USSR)

Back In The USSR, Blackbird, Golden Slumbers, Let It Be, Julia, Martha My Dear (bridge 1 & 2)

also Hedwig's Theme (John Williams), Hotel California - chord progression (The Eagles), Imperial March (John Williams), We Wish You A Merry Christmas (trad.)

See also

Ticket 4: Recycle Your 'O's
Ticket 5: Make Sections Contrast With The Other Musical Sections
Ticket 9: Recycle Musical Cells
Ticket 53: Write A 'Jazz-Style Intro' Verse
Ticket 62: Write Two Bridges

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

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