Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ticket 49: Employ Madrigalism

Try reinforcing the meaning of the lyrics through the music either in the groove, arrangement, melodic shape, chord progression or structure. This songwriting trick is covered in much more depth here

A Day In The Life – alarm clock
Piggies – SFX, grunting celli
The Long And Winding Road – avoiding the 'home' chord


Apache (The Shadows) – rhythm, pentatonic melody
Brother Bull (Matt Blick) – instruments represent animals, 'three rings'
Everything Is Broken (Matt Blick) – 'broken' time signature, cut off ending
Glitter and Be Gay (Candide) (Leonard Bernstein) - major & minor changes

See also

Golden Ticket: Madrigalism
Ticket 11: Play The Vocal Rhythm
Ticket 24: Use Parallel Lyrics
Ticket 27: Place Your Main Lyric On The Highest Point Of The Melody
Ticket 30: Emphasise Key Lyrics By Having The Whole Band Drop Out
Ticket 36: Emphasise Key Lyrics By Changing Chord On Every Syllable Or Word
Ticket 42: Have A Completely Unique Concept For The Song
Ticket 54: Unify Your Lyrical Imagery/Extended Metaphor

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

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