Tuesday 11 February 2014

Ticket 4: Recycle Your 'Os'

Create your 'os' - intros/outros/solos - by adapting and mutating the main parts of the song. This will make those parts seem familiar even before your listeners have heard them. 

Read a detailed explanation of this ticket here - Plant A Chorus: Grow An Intro.

Help (intro)
I'm A Loser (intro)
Julia (intro)

Can’t Buy Me Love (intro/outro)
She Loves You (intro/outro)
Piggies (intro/outro/solo)

From Me To You (outro)
Here Comes The Sun (outro)
The Long And Winding Road (outro)

Martha My Dear (solo)


Secret Door - Arctic Monkeys - introYou Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi - intro
Let Her Go – Passenger - intro (0:00) from chorus
The Modern World - The Jam - intro (0:00) from chorus (2:05)

One Day - Nik Kershaw - bridge
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana - soloI Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift - outro Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? – Arctic Monkeys – outro (2:18) from chorus

See also

Ticket 9: Recycle Musical Cells
Ticket 53: Write A 'Jazz-Style Intro' Verse

See the full list of songwriting tips here  70+ Songwriting Tips From The Beatles

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  1. A nice example of this ticket: the intro for Midnight Oil's "Truganini". Just a thunderous C chord played during 1 and a half bars, then a sudden stop. The following sequence, the main part of the song, is in E minor, which makes that intro sound very unusual. Turns out that the intro is like a "cut-up" of the chorus' ending, in which the C comes up again.

  2. Nice one Guilherme - well spotted