Friday, February 10, 2012

Tip #10: Repetition, repetition, repetition

Continuing our series of tips for writing quickly.

What's the secret of writing catchy songs?
What makes a song easier for listeners to hear?
What makes a song quicker to write?
That's right — the answer is repetition!

Don't struggle to invent extra material just to fill up your song. Say what you need to say, and then find the best way to spread out that material over the space of the song. Look for ways to repeat and reuse words, phrases, riffs, chord lines, and hooks.

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