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Art of the Song

"Harmonic Rhythm -"  What is it?  It's the rate at which the chords in a song move through time.

Here is a song by Bacharach & David called, " Walk On By."  This song is 20 (twenty) bars long…

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Thoughts

Don't let the idea of perfection negate your talent!

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Art of the Song

Let's look at a standard song today and the number of bars and how they are arranged.  The song "Misty" has 32 bars in it. Your Standard American Song book Song in general.  The grouping of the "Bars" are the…

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Art of the Song

So you start with this "stream of consciousness" and your mind drifts in every direction possible.  But here is the trick.  Take the "stream of consciousness" and place it in different categories. Take an object like a car and let…

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Art of the Song

How do you start writing a lyric if you have the melody and chords finished?  You're home all alone sitting at the piano playing the song numerous times and trying to hear and feel how the song, the emotional quality