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Lynda 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting TUTORiAL
While there are technically no limits when it comes to songwriting, here are 20 "unofficial" rules that songwriters employ to make songs more engaging and memorable. And it's not just commercial songwriters. These rules are used in many of the popular and GRAMMY-winning songs you hear today. In this course, Cliff Goldmacher reveals tips from the professional songwriter's rulebook, starting with 10 rules about lyrics: staying conversational, using concrete details, and keeping your rhyme schemes the same in similar sections.

Topics include:

* Writing lyrics that are conversational and natural
* Making every line count
* Putting your song's hook at the end of a chorus
* Creating simple and unique melodies
* Keeping song intros short and longer verses at the beginning of a song

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