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It's said that if you have a strong melody, it covers bad structure. Ben Franklin, St AustelEngland Re Jody Garner, Jody you say the chorus should be the same length as the verse, I say you are wrong, songs need variation, and there is no reason for keeping the two the same length, most new songs feature a pre chorus, so your chorus can be very short 'Without you " the chorus is half the length, as just one example, and there are so many more, a chorus should be short and memorable, of course there are examples where they are the same length, but you should not go for such rigid structure as you are reccomending.
Sincerely Ben Franklinu OliverCarlisle You should only learn the rules so that you can break them. Every genre requires different structures anyway. If every song adhered to strict rules there would never be innovation or originality.
Bill Hook Claire Essex It is valid to have any length as long as it works. I agree that listening to your favorite songs can give you ideas for structre etc.
But I also find that listening to some songs on the radio that I am disappointed with will often help to inspire me; I find myself thinking "Hey; if they can get that played on the radio; there's still hope for me He has done so much better than this and its value is all in the production quality Just look at the second hand on your watch and time the length of the verses.
The chorus should be exactly the same. Claire Essex I have recently started writing songs and i am lucky enough to have found someone i get on really well with who has some great equipment and ideas.
I have written a couple of songs that have got a fairly short but directed chorus. I am happy with leaving this as it is but my co-writer wants to add more lyrics or slightly different melody.
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