Understanding the 4 Main Song Elements
A song is a piece of music intended to be played by the singer alone. This can be done in sung or spoken melodies with definite and varying patterns of silence and sound. Most songs contain various types, for example, those which include the repeated and repetitive variation of melodic patterns or those with the use of the blues. Music has been used since the ancient times to communicate information, invoke images, and prepare for songs. It also has been used to create dramatic effect and to increase the level of emotion in a song.
While it is not necessary to play every note in every part of a song, songwriters must use notes from the main parts (verse, chorus, verse, and bridges) to associate them with the other parts. This method helps songwriters distinguish the different voices in a song, and thus, it helps listeners to match vocals to the melody. By assigning different voices to different parts of a song, songwriters can also vary the tempo and key of the song (sometimes called the tonality). In addition, the use of different instruments, like the guitar, the piano, and the drums, makes the song richer and more melodious.
Songwriting is the process of coming up with the melody and the main ideas for a song. After these are decided, songwriters combine them into a structure that makes sense of the song and gives the listener a good flow of ideas. Although many songwriters begin their songs with just the verses and the chorus, it is important to have some of the most important elements, especially the refrain, the bridge, and the title of the song, included in the song. These elements give the song the ability to stand on its own and makes it a strong, emotional song.