The purpose of the bridge in a verse-chorus style song is to break-up the repetition of the verse/chorus format and provide a contrast that will hopefully give added depth and meaning to the overall song. That might sound complicated, but it doesn’t require something
I love when songwriters throw in a chord that doesn’t technically fit the key. These chords add color, personality, and can alter the vibe of the song. Previously covered examples of this include the Flat 7 chord in a major key often used by
Piebald undoubtedly hit their peak of creativity and populararity with 2002’s We Are the Only Friends We Have. While at its root, the band was writing pop-punk songs, they were able to elevate their craft by adding clever and humorous lyrics overtop of odd
Bob Mould is a godfather of modern pop-punk songwriting. From his legendary band, Husker Du, to his solo work, to his short-lived 90s band, Sugar, his skill and influence are without question. He just released an awesome new record called Beauty & Ruin and
Hybrid Moments interviews Chris “Cmar” Martin of Hostage Calm and discusses his approach to songwriting, influences, and whether the best writing is from sudden inspiration or a deliberate process.
Every great song has some special musical ingredient that takes what could otherwise be a run-of-the-mill to something that really sticks out and helps makes the song great. In this post we’ll cover how the flat 2 chord can be used to give a