Sunday, July 24, 2011

Songwriting Tip - Tempo Based Phrasing


Had a go at a song and it seemed to be dragging a bit in the verses. The problem turned out to be a slow tempo combined with lengthy vocal phrases. Once the single phrase was chopped up into 2 smaller more rhythmic phrases, suddenly the song became much more powerful. It's not always the case, but often u will find that slow tempos benefit more from shorter phrases and faster tempos from longer phrases. This way they can counterbalance each other and play yin to the others yang. So, if a song is not completely clicking for u check to see if this is where the problem stems because it may be an easy fix.