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How to Write an Alternative Pop Song : Example of the Bridge: Alternative Pop Songs

November 18, 2019


Hi. My name is Cody Kimmel. I am the lead
singer of the band Eliot Fitzgerald and I’m here with Expert Village to teach you how
to write an alternative pop song. So now that we’ve talked about what a bridge is, why a
bridge is so important especially in an alternative pop song, as a song writer. We’ve talked about
the chord structure, how, especially for this song, if it’s in a more major key, you want
to go to a more minor feel for the bridge just to kind of be able to set it apart. If
you can change the tempo, not necessarily change like the bpm’s per tempo but change
whether it’s half time or double time or something like that. And then lyrically, if you can
cause enough of a change and melodically cause enough of a change to really set it apart
and give the listener a break from what it’s hearing before, we’re ready to put it together.
So let me play the chorus first so you can hear how the chorus flows into the bridge. And there it is, there’s a bridge.

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5 Comments

  • Reply corndog984 December 12, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    NICE SONG

  • Reply John Williams January 11, 2011 at 2:43 am

    this is sooo helpful. thanks man!

  • Reply Arianna Menchaca July 1, 2011 at 4:34 am

    isnt the bridge the part BEFORE the chorus??? or is it just me???? like the first part that he called the chorus and the last part that's the bridge should b the otherway around…get it?
    ~OTW GUITARIST~

  • Reply mmedeuxchevaux January 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    i came here to learn HOW write a bridge, not to simply listen to one.

  • Reply Gregory Lakics December 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    You dont show very much. Your a great singer….Like the other guys said…."How do you write a bridge"…..no help dude.

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