One of the things we all seem to struggle with is making our productions interesting.
We really like the first verse and chorus, but by the time the second verse rolls around, we’re ready to skip to the next track on our playlist.
We should be striving for a more interesting production the entire way through – and here’s one way to achieve that:
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That sounds like a no-brainer. But it’s forgotten more times than not because we simply forget about how powerful it can be.
You can can do a lot of things to change it up in your production. For example, using acoustic guitars in the verse and electric guitars in the chorus. This makes each new section different than the last, which adds interest. In Secrets of the Hits: In the Style of Taylor Swift, we look at this exact technique and how to use it effectively.
You can also change the rhythms you’re using. By creating a cool kick drum pattern in the second verse and following it with the bass, you’ll give the listener a reason to keep listening.
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That’s right – don’t let yourself introduce everything within the first 30 seconds of a track. Then everything after that is boring. Keep the new stuff coming throughout. Even add something with only 30 seconds to go.
Give your listener something new to listen to the entire way through the track. You’ll be making much more interesting productions!