Monday, 19 May 2014

Ticket 30: Emphasise Key Lyrics By Having The Whole Band Drop Out


Nothing provides drama like the band dropping out to let the vocals shine. Go through your lyrics and look for key moments to introduce this songwriting trick.

Can't Buy Me Love, Come TogetherDon't Let Me Down, Help, One After 909The EndThe Long And Winding RoadTwo Of UsWhy Don't We Do It In The Road

See also

Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Diana Ross), Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Bold As Love (Jimi Hendrix Experience), God Give Me Strength – bridge (Bacharach/Costello), I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett), Kiss (Prince), Nobody's Fault But Mine (Led Zeppelin), Roxanne (Police), Shakin' All Over (Johnny Kidd & The Pirates), Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran), Teddy Bear
(Elvis Presley), Tutti Frutti (Little Richard), Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran)

See also

Ticket 11: Play The Vocal Rhythm
Ticket 13: Make The Vocals Stay On Non-Chord Tones
Ticket 27: Place Your Main Lyric On The Highest Point Of The Melody
Ticket 36: Emphasise Key Lyrics By Changing Chord On Every Syllable Or Word
Ticket 67: Repeat Verse 1

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

Thanks to Martin Quibell, Geordie Robertson & Nancy Rost on the BSA forum for examples

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