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Chapter 1

Song Production: The Marriage Between Composition and Audio Production

Danny Cope

In This Chapter

■   Introduction

■   What Is a Song?

□   Melody

□   Harmony

□   Lyrics

□   Rhythm

□   Form

■   Is a Song Just a Combination of its Ingredients?

□   Different Measurements

□   What Does the Song Do?

■   What’s the Point of Writing a Song?

□   What Is It Supposed to Achieve?

■   How Do We Identify Who the Song Is For?

□   What Works?

■   Conclusion

■   Further Reading

INTRODUCTION

If a song or composition of any kind is ever to be heard away from a live performance, it needs to be captured through some form of recording. By committing a composition to changes in magnetic flux or binary code, its recording will effectively set a composition ...

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