How Working Backwards Through a Song Strengthens Its Structure

October 18, 2014

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Songwriting music paperWhen you plan a traveling vacation for yourself, it’s normal to think first of what your trip’s most significant event or day or city is going to be. From there, you plan out the rest of the trip, both forward and backward in time, using that significant event as a focal point. In particular, you’ll probably think about how you’re going to get to that city — what’s going to lead up to it.

By establishing the climactic moment of your trip first, you can make it even more eventful, even if it’s just one memorable happening in a trip-full of memorable happenings. Once you know, for…

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