One hallmark of a great song is a great first line. There’s nothing quite like a killer lyrical opening to draw in the listener and keep them interested. This will be the first in an ongoing series of songs with great first lines. This time
Monthly Archive:: April 2014
Green Day often takes heat for their “simple songs.” However, despite this perceived simplicity, Billie Joe and co. have a few tricks up their sleeves. In this post we’ll look at Green Day’s secret weapon – the flat 7 chord – and see how
Here’s Paul Simon in 1974 on the Dick Cavett show. He decides to show Dick a half-finished song, which turns out to be one of his greatest hits, “Still Crazy After All These Years.” This video is a rare glimpse into the songwriting process
What makes “Cut Your Hair” so great? We’ll take a look at how an atypical unbalanced chord structure and playful thematic lyrics work together to make this song a true 90’s “slacker” classic.