How To Write One Chord Songs (Analysis & Tips)

I transcribed the vocal melodies of three classic one chord songs: Get Up Stand Up, Spanish Moon and Papa Was a Rollin' Stone. There are commonalities in all three songs. First, they all use either a minor triad or minor 7th chord. Also, they base the vocal melodies around the tones in the chord. I have the sheet music for the vocals for all 3 songs with some quality notes.

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Time Signatures Examples: 117 Songs Not In 4/4 Time

This article is geared towards the guitarist or musician interested in playing and \ or writing music in time signatures other than 4/4 common time. I have 117 song examples of time signatures from rock, country, folk and other genres in 5 commonly seen time signatures other than common time. I also have song examples with odd time signatures and polyrhythms.

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Song Structure Types: The AAA \ Strophic Song Form

The strophic form, or AAA song form, is interesting in its simplicity and ability to tell a story. It is commonly seen in folk and country music, as well as in ballads, Christmas carols, religious hymns. I cover the defining features of the AAA song form, list examples and have notes on how to write a song in this form.

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