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A Primer on Song Structure for Songwriters 

by Cliff Goldmacher

As songwriters, most of us begin writing by emulating the flow and feel of some of our favorite songs without giving too much active thought to the underlying structure. However, the longer you write and the more attention you pay to what makes songs work, the more clear it becomes that there is a great amount of consistency among commercial songs in terms of their component parts. I thought I’d take a moment and explain some of the whys and hows of commercial song structure so that the…

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