Another lyric form you can try experimenting with is the ABAB form. While it is not so common today, it can be found in many hits from country, to adult contemporary, to jazz, to funk, and broadway music.
While the ABAB form may look visually similar to that of the AABA form, the ABAB is more two different sections than three sections connected with a bridge.
The purpose of the A section is to embody the main music idea and theme while the B section is used to develop the material as well as serve as a platform to prepare the listener for returning back to the A section. So, the B in the ABAB form is more fluid and transitional than the B in the AABA form which is contrasting.
Even though the ABAB form is typically 32-bars long with each AB section containing 16-bars, it can be changed. In some cases, a songwriter might add a little extra at the end, making the form ABABB or ABABAB.
Titles, or main hooks are placed at the beginning of the A sections, or at the end of the B sections.
Try writing a song that calls for development of the main idea in a ABAB structure format.
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