Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Ticket 25: Transplant Cliches From Other Genres

Taking a stock chord progression, musical pattern, or lyrical structure from one musical style and planting it in another can give your song freshness and familiarity at the same time.

From Me To You (jazz), Get Back (blues shuffle), Hold Me Tight (doo-wop), Piggies (baroque)

Also Every Breath You Take - 60's R&B (The Police), Suffragette City – shuffle riff (David Bowie)

See Also

Ticket 16: The Picardy Third
Ticket 19: Different Bar Blues
Ticket 22: Bluesify Your Melody
Ticket 35: Use 12 Bar Long Sections In Non 12 Bar Blues Songs
Ticket 43: Use the fourths Luke!
Ticket 53: Write A 'Jazz-Style Intro' Verse

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

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