8 Tips For Writing a Song Bridge

May 26, 2014

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog

A bridge’s main purpose is to create contrast from the rest of the song.

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The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your HandNot every song needs a bridge, so if you’ve never included one in your songs before, it may be that it’s never felt necessary. There are times, however, when a bridge can sound like the missing bit that finally breathes life into your music. A bridge provides a new melody, deepens lyrical meaning, and takes a song in a slightly new direction before returning to either a repeat of the chorus or a new verse. When it’s done well, a bridge provides a pleasant sense of contrast from the rest of the song. Here are 8 things you need to know about writing a song bridge.

  1. Write your bridge to happen after…

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