Improve Your Lyrics – Tip #18

This is going to be a short piece of advice:

When you a building a bridge to connect two areas together, should the bridge contain a lot of material, a balanced amount, or a bare amount?

Obviously, the answer is a balanced amount.

That is the same mentality you need when writing verses in your song.

Verses, while should be unique from each section, should also have some connection between each. You don’t want a laundry-list of things talked about in your verses that runs on-and-on. Pick a strong theme and stick to it with development.

You don’t a single thread of an idea to be the thing holding the verses together in relation to one another, and you certainly don’t always want to repeat the same things (that can lead to boredom). You want there to be fluidity and strong connectivity from one verse to another.

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Author: Bryan M. Waring

Bryan Waring is a graduate of USM's School of Music with a B.M. in Performance – Composition and is now attending Belmont University for a M.M. in Commercial Media – Composition & Arranging. During his time at USM, he studied violin with Dino Liva and composition with Dr. Daniel Sonenberg, as well as has premiered several pieces during the semiannual Composer's Ensemble concert series. In 2017, Bryan was a writer for the original musical theater work of "Molded By The Flow," directed by Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert. Outside of school, Bryan has been involved with writing music for videogame developers at Portland's CI2 Lab, collaborating with the King Tide Party, and studying with Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs) in San Diego. Now living in Nashville. Along with composing, Bryan teaches music to children, receiving the Master Teacher Award for his work at ESF Camps; and does audio engineering for live ensembles. Besides talents in music, Bryan is a team-player in any competitive work environment; equipped with skills in leadership, organization, mathematics, creativity, communication, and managing. On the side, Bryan has worked as a model for several skilled artists in the New England area. Among his other accomplishments include obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in April 2013 with a project of building a side parking area with guide rails for Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT.

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