Writing a Bridge for Your Songs

What makes a good bridge in a song?  When do you need a bridge?

Tonight we'll discuss this common element in songwriting.  Share with us one of your songs that you think has an interesting bridge.

We also encourage you to play your Game Song from last week and perform it for the group.  Bring 10 copies of the song lyrics you'll perform for useful and constructive feedback from the members.

We hope you can make it.

 

 

 

 

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  • Cathy O.

    Yeah, I write lyrics and I'll often put the most important part, summing up the whole message in the bridge. Many artist now have very long bridges with long screaming guitar or rap to fit a lot of lyrics in them. Yet some people who write music still only want them to be very short. Both short and long can work but I often like long ones to input important messages. I've heard a lot of rock/pop/rap hits on the radio done that way now.

    June 8, 2013

  • Justin

    great session man. I've struggled with bridges and now i realize they are more than just an "escape" from the verse chorus but a place to plant the essence of the song.

    June 7, 2013

  • Jason H.

    forgot about a rehearsal

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be in attendance! I know I keep saying I'm leaving town... lol this will definitely be my last meetup with you guys. Great subject though, how could I pass this up?

    June 5, 2013

  • Justin

    Great. My bridges are troubled.

    June 5, 2013

  • Cathy O.

    Great topic. Can't make it tonight though. I have another commitment.

    June 5, 2013

  • Jena D.

    I will be out of town for the month of June... hope to see ya when I get back!!!

    June 4, 2013

  • Joe

    Our 48 Hour Film Project team is seeking a Musician for our production.

    We would need you in the editing room (Chula Vista) on Sunday July 14th. The earlier the better... 3 or 4 am is not out the question but we'd take 6 or 7. plan on staying with us until 6 or 7 pm. You'll have good eats...

    On Saturday July 13th we'd send you a script and some notes on the feel we a going for so you can begin to think about how we can accomplish it.

    Any interest...
    contact Joe

    [masked]

    www.preposterousfilms.com

    Much thanx
    You guys rock,,,

    Let's Roll

    May 30, 2013

    • cliff k.

      Joe, i want to help. This description is really ambiguous. Send me an email or call me so i can help get you w the right "musician".

      June 3, 2013

  • Aleks

    New to the group! What do I need for the meeting?

    June 3, 2013

    • cliff k.

      Just show up and play a song. we have guitars there if you need one.

      June 3, 2013

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