Monday, 26 October 2015

Ticket 72: Embrace Your Mistakes

Sometimes throwing a spanner in the works is the smart thing to do. Leave your mistakes in or even accentuate them.

Back In The USSR – stuttering
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – lyrical mix up in last verse
Revolution 1 – extra beat caused by tape edit


Bob Dylan's 115th Dream – false start (Bob Dylan)
Fingertips Part 2 - bassist Larry Moses can be heard asking "What key?" (Stevie Wonder)
Flying In a Blue Dream – recording picks up ghostly radio interference (Joe Satriani)
Here Today – audible talking under the solo (The Beach Boys)
1966 I Saw Her Again – The Mamas And The Papas (2:42) vocals enter early
Let Me Roll It - extra beat caused by tape edit (Paul McCartney)
Louie Louie – vocals enter early (The Kingsmen)
My Generation – stutter (The Who)
Polly – vocals enter early (Nirvana)
Roxanne – intro piano chord (The Police)
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - vocals for second verse come in 4 bars early
You're Beautiful – vocals enter early (James Blunt)
You're Only Human (Second Wind) – stuttering (Billy Joel)

See also

Why you don't learn by your mistakes

Ticket 13: Make the vocal line stay on non-chord tones
Ticket 14: Write an in-key melody over out-of-key chords
Ticket 21: Do something random, pointless and possibly career threatening
Ticket 28: Use at least one out of key chord
Ticket 47: Have a false ending
Ticket 49: Use Madrigalism
Ticket 61: Introduce your song's weirdest element as soon as possible
Ticket 73: Interrupt the rhyme scheme

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


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