Sometimes you don’t need to think a lot about structure – the track flows and just works. But what do you do if your track feels stuck – you are just muting and unmuting tracks on your DAW and the track never grows in a way that works for you? This episode looks at tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Amy Winehouse and others to see where the problems lie and how you can easily find ways to make your track go on a journey.
Do we need structures?
Repetition and looping
Different sections can serve very different purposes
Sections have direction
Vocals: Singers instinctively create a shape
Classic things to do to give a section clarity and direction
Take a wider view
Sing your ideas through
Do a gradual crescendo or build
Slowly decrease the energy or diminuendo
Create a sense of tension
The drop down or break
Knowing where your apex is