Songs That Changed Music: Don McLean – American Pie
Songs That Changed Music: Don McLean - American Pie
How The Beatles Wrote 27 #1 Songs
the Beatles have written the most all time #1 hit songs, and have held that title since the 60s. What is it about the Beatles songwriting that fuelled Beatlemania, and what can we learn from their approach to arranging a Hit Song?
Songs that don’t have a chorus
It’s easy to assume that any given song will feature a chorus, and that we will hear that chorus three, four or maybe five times during the song’s duration. But a chorus is certainly not an essential element to a song and many songs do go without. So how do chorus-less songs manage without the focus and energy of a chorus and can avoiding a chorus actually have advantages? Video from David Bennett Piano
Songs That Changed Music: Blondie – Heart Of Glass
In 1979 Blondie, the New York band fronted by Debbie Harry, had their first US hit with “Heart of Glass”,a propulsive, glitter-smothered track about a love affair gone wrong, and a shoo-in for radio playlists. It was a bold new sound for the new-wavers whose first album had combined Sixties pop melodies with choppy guitars and a snarly attitude.
18 Songs That ‘Rip Off’ Other Hits
Pop song lawsuits seem to be a weekly occurrence now, but since when was being inspired by another song an infringement of copyright?! Today I take a look at songs from One Direction, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Portugal The Man and many more, that have definitely drawn from other classics but haven't been sued yet.
Echoes – Pink Floyd’s First Masterpiece
Echoes - Pink Floyd's First Masterpiece From Polyphonic
10 Beatles Hits That ‘Rip Off’ Other Songs
10 Beatles Hits That ‘Rip Off’ Other Songs from David Bennett Piano. The Beatles were certainly innovators and trailblazers, but they also did their fair share of borrowing from the musicians who had come before them. Most of the time these liftings were harmless homages, but on occasion wearing their influences on their sleeve wound the fab four up in legal troubles!
HOW TO WRITE VAGUE LYRICS (that mean something)
Can we write vague lyrics that still mean something? when I say vague lyrics, I don’t mean that we are unclear about what we want to say. I mean it in the sense of wanting to write our songs in a more nuanced, poetic, and implicit way.
7 WAYS TO FINISH WRITING A SONG
In this video, we’re going to look at 7 ways to finish writing a song. Starting a song is one thing but until you can hit the finish line you’re only a song starter, not a songwriter. Here are 7 tips from the pros to help you put an end to not finishing songs. from SongWriters Chop Shop
31 Two Chord Songs | Simple Hit Songs
Two Chord Songs "Therefore I am" Billie Eilish,"Fallin" Alicia Keys,"Give Peace a Chance"John Lennon,Uptown Funk Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars,"Paperback Writer"
How To Analyze Songs
A few quick videos from YouTubers 12tone and April Keez on How To Analyze Songs. plus addition a video from Nahre Sol on How to Analyze Music and WHY.