Living in an ABAB World

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One of the biggest problems we see with Christian songs that come our way is a structure that seems random or strange to listen to.

Now, songwriters, I hear you. You say, “I want to write original stuff that no one has heard before!” Oh if that were only true. What you really mean is “I just wrote it down this way and I’d rather go write something else than change it at this point.”

While it is interesting to hear songs that have different lengths in their verses, or don’t have a traditional chorus, or change from 3/4 to 5/4 every other section, the problem is this: you run the risk of no one understanding the song. This is especially troublesome if you really want the world to hear your songs.