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Bridges

Songwriting
nullnaught  
24 Feb 2011 23:35 | Quote
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Two questions.

Do all or most songs usually have a bridge?

And is the bridge to be played once.

Thank you.
BodomBeachTerror  
24 Feb 2011 23:48 | Quote
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Depending on the genre probably, I probably wouldn't say MOST songs have a bridge, there's lots with them and lots without them. The bridge is usually played just once I think, but its up to the writer/performer
tinyskateboard  
25 Feb 2011 00:07 | Quote
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if you're not sure what you want you can do a drawbridge or a suspension span. yuk yuk
nullnaught  
25 Feb 2011 00:45 | Quote
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So it doesnt really matter too much you say BBT?

And the genre would proablly be basic rock. Nothing heavy.
tinyskateboard  
25 Feb 2011 00:56 | Quote
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verse chorus verse chorus bridge verse chorus

and

verse verse verse bridge verse verse

are a couple of the possibilities.

solos work well at the bridge.
Domigan_Lefty  
25 Feb 2011 05:09 | Quote
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I'll usually use a bridge if I'm planning to not have a guitar solo. Or if i'm building up to it. If needed I'll bridge back into the song. (like if I'm going from a slow clean, to Steve Vai like shredding.)

Not exactaly needed, but if used properly it can make any song sound. Epic.
nullnaught  
25 Feb 2011 05:13 | Quote
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What if i didnt want singing. Singing is NOT an option for me. How do i fill that gap? I was thinging mabey a melody with another instrument besides guitar.
Empirism  
25 Feb 2011 05:15 | Quote
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Bridges are just to make things interesting and connect two parts like TSB wrote.

Good songs have bridge imo XD... but still not necessary.

Emp
luthier  
25 Feb 2011 16:03 | Quote
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It varies for me. A lot of times, the bridge is the part of a lot of songs that I hate. On the other hand, there's some songs where the bridge is like my favorite part.

And, imo, a bridge is only played once.
baseballer02  
9 Mar 2011 23:32 | Quote
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Personally, I feel like the inclussion of a bridge just depends on the song. If you can fit everything you want to say into a song, then there's no need to include a bridge. If you feel like the song needs a bridge, then the song needs a bridge. Also, as a rule, I like to use a bridge as a part of the song to change the direction I'm headed and add kinda a new twist to the lyrics.

Also, very rarely are bridges played more than once. If they are, they often come in a predictable pattern almost like a part of the chorus.
nullnaught  
10 Mar 2011 00:07 | Quote
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Isn't the bridge nothing but another section of the song. And its my belief that the more sections a song has the more interesting it is. For example this guy I knew wrote a song in which not a single section was repeated.. It was VERY interesting,
btimm  
10 Mar 2011 06:42 | Quote
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You don't have to use a bridge, as BBT said a lot of songs do and a lot of songs don't. There are many phenomenal songs that use them and many great songs that don't. Personally, I would say just see if it fits the song. If it doesn't then don't use it. I do like bridges though when used properly, as they can really lead into the next part of the song and can really be used as an emotional building point of the song.
btimm  
10 Mar 2011 06:50 | Quote
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Check out 2:26 of my favorite KSE song. To me, this is a perfect example of using a bridge to build to an emotional peak of a song.

dirt325  
12 Mar 2011 22:29 | Quote
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just listen to lots of music, practice singing, feel the music and you'll see when and where a bridge fits best.

this song has a great bridge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyNi-wjAs6w
tinyskateboard  
14 Mar 2011 12:50 | Quote
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btimm: that was fun. I probably wasn't going to click on that link if it hadn't been for an example of something; but I was pleasantly surprised.
nullnaught  
14 Mar 2011 12:54 | Quote
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That was cool brian.
btimm  
14 Mar 2011 16:55 | Quote
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Thanks, glad I could post something you guys enjoyed!


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