Songwriting for the Chorus
A song is usually a simple musical composition meant to be played by the singer. This can be done in many different and consistent pitches with varying patterns of silence and sound. Most songs consist of many different types, including variations and the repeating of certain parts. It should also have the ability to tell a story or indicate a theme. A good song tells a lot without requiring much more than a few basic elements.
A chorus is a repetitive section of a song that repeats an equal number of times throughout the song. The verses of a song generally repeat before a chorus, while the chorus only differs from the verses in refrain or the title. A bridge is a break between the verses and the chorus. For example, a rock song may start with a line like “She said her plan was to take you across the sea” and end with “And I’ll leave you to kiss the ground like a dog.”
Songwriting for the choir is more complex because the music should match the emotions expressed by the words. The structure of the song for most choirs is similar to the structure of a sonnet. Most songwriters use what is known as meter for the choir. Songwriting software can help a choir director to write a song that has the same meter as the musical selection. However, songwriters can still find ways to express the music in words, so songwriting software is not absolutely necessary.