Think about it: You can't design a successful building without understanding architecture. So, it makes sense that if you trying to write a hit song, you've got to understand the basics of song form. In this 4th in a series of Music Theory tutorials by macProVideo's expert theorist, Gregg Fine, you'll learn how absolutely necessary the knowledge of song form is to writing great songs and the songwriting process.
You see, there is more to songwriting than simply inspiration. It's an art that has been developed and refined for thousands of years. And, like any kind of art, there are tools and techniques you can employ to refine the artistic results. In this tutorial you'll explore all the major pop/rock and R&B song forms including AAA, AABA and the Verse-Chorus formats. You see how the different forms function. You'll understand how some forms are best for different kinds of storytelling. You'll also learn about the anatomy of a song, and how different sections are designed to the elevate the listener's experience and enhance to power of your song's emotional impact.
Why are some songs so incredibly memorable? It's all about "Hooks." Gregg shows you how to write Hooks, where to put them and how to make them stick! So, if you're looking to take your songwriting tot the next level check out this tutorial and all of the incredible tutorials by Gregg Fine in macProVideo.com's Music Theory collection.
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Ryno wrote on October 27, 2016
I absolutely loved this course and I would highly recommend to any songwriter, even the more advanced ones :)
song form wrote on February 23, 2016
Great series. At first I thought I didn't need this one. But after watching the tutorial it made me finally understand why I needed a bridge and a hook. Very good tutorial and a very good serie!
Vaan wrote on January 21, 2016
Really nice course, very clear and well explained, with lots of good examples. I enjoyed it a lot. it is very useful for students that want start practicing arrangement or composition.
will marshall wrote on June 12, 2015
These tutorials should be used for EVERY youth that wants to LEARN Music Theory. The efficacy of ability to comprehend and RETAIN information VITAL to creation of meaningful Melodies is extremely high.
I am able to recall things I was taught almost 50 years ago, and associate things I picked up over the years with ACTUAL FORMAL Terms, so that I now UNDERSTAND what and WHY I was doing certain thing a certain way: AND WHY they actually worked.
This ENTIRE SITE is Awesome, AND these lessons are great as well. HOWEVER.... THey are causing me to lose sleep because I am trying to watch them all, back to back.
Brock wrote on February 18, 2015
This 100 level course on song structure and formatting is great! For an introduction class, this tutorial is comprehensive on the beginners material and goes into more advanced concepts on a few of the lessons.
Ren wrote on November 18, 2014
Good tutorial, doesn't hurt to return to basic's from time to time. The animation is cool, serves the purpose of making the lesson stick in my memory.
Dan wrote on September 6, 2014
Great course explaining how music is working and how to compose music within several style.
Steven Georges wrote on July 30, 2014
A very good concise review of song structure - a core architectural road map for songwriting
Liam wrote on June 4, 2014
some very good tutorials on music structure here! The tutorials are also very easy to follow.
Anthony wrote on April 10, 2014
I'm absolutely loving these Music Theory courses. This Song Form course is the perfect accompaniment to the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm courses. I'll be going over to the Bassline and Chord Progression courses, and then revisiting all of these again until the information is embedded in my medula. 5*s all the way.