Have an honest, focused message to deliver. Do it in a way that moves listeners and keeps them involved and interested. Remember, a Pop song is a combination of something you want to say and something listeners want to hear.
Creating a Pop Song Part 3: Song Form Have you ever wondered what defines a pop song? Well I have, and decided to find out. I gathered data from 52 Number 1 hits, the most successful from each year spanning through to as determined on the Australian pop music charts and came up with some interesting recommendations as to what technical aspects this group of songs has in common.
The songs chosen can be viewed in Part 1 of this series. I would like to state at this point that the information I will present over this four-part series of quick tips is to be taken with an amount of jest. Treat it as seriously or as comically as you wish. Chord Structure In Part 4, the final chapter, we will focus on chord structure.
Three keys came to the fore as the main ones used in pop music composition.
E, C and F. Interestingly there were no songs written in G flat, perhaps because it has 6 flats in it! Chord struture as stated before was collated as Roman numeral data, for no other reason except that it is a hangover from my music theory lessons as a child. It was quite difficult to get any agreeable results from the actual chord structure data.
However, if we collate the data by total chords used as expressed in the above table, then we come up with a different outlook, though perhaps not a scientifically appropriate one.
Expressed in the key of C Major for ease of digestion and presented below, the first four chords of a verse and chorus are: Feel free to laugh at my effort, this is a chord structure example, rather than a music production example after all!
Also remember that no matter what you create, let statistics only be a guide.Aug 12, · How to Write a Pop Song. Have you ever listened to a pop song on the radio and thought that you could write one of those? Steps.
Part 1. Outlining Your Pop Song. 1. Seek inspiration or influence. The basic structure of a pop song goes: verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, chorus, interlude, chorus.
There are two sets of verses where you 79%(97). A song structure like this one provides enough variation and new information to keep listeners interested, and enough repetition to make them feel anchored in the song.
You can define your verses and choruses not just with lyrics but also with melody and chords. May 13, · Though some songs will be different, this is the most common structure of a Pop Punk song.
Blink's "Dammit" is an excellent example. All you have to write is a riff for the verse, the chorus, and the bridge. when it comes to solos, they are usually very simple%(33).
Song structure is a bit more than arranging a song’s sections in a certain way. It’s also important to understand that each section typically has a role to fulfill. If you know the role of each section in your song, you’ll be better prepared to modify a song structure, as you see fit.
DAW features such as Reason's Blocks mode make it easier to structure your songs. The most common and accessible pop song format to evolve over the last 50 years is made up of the holy trinity of verse, chorus and middle 8. Whatever structure your song features, if you want it to be played on the radio, without doubt the most important thing is to get to the chorus in less than a minute, and ideally in less than 30 seconds.
If you want to pitch your songs to the industry, you are completely wasting your time if you take longer than a minute to get to the chorus.