- Play an intro that has the verse
chords but feels like the chorus.
- No embellishing the first verse. Make
it almost bland.
- Increase your pattern as you approach
the first chorus.
- Make sure the chorus has a different
feel than the verse.
- The second verse can have a busier
pattern and you should embellish between vocal phrases. Jump up an octave
and play a not or two starting with the note name of the key youíre in.
- The second time through the chorus and
from now on you can play with busier patterns, more embellishing and more
- The bridge should either be really
big, or really small, and almost never at the same dynamic level as what
you were. If you were big, go small, or vice-versa. If you were big and
you want the bridge big, you need to plan ahead by not being too big on
the chorus before the bridge so when you get to the bridge you can
- After the bridge, do a few big
choruses and play an outro that sounds like the
intro to create a memory for the listener.
These arenít rules
set in stone, but are standard usable guidelines for building a song either in
a solo instrument or in a full band scenario.