This post is mainly for the Masters in Songwriting students I’m working with today at our Corsham Court Songwriters’ Centre, but might be of interest to songwriters generally (or to anyone considering applying for the course).
These are musical examples we’ll be discussing in the lecture/seminar. I’ve embedded the audio as YouTube clips for convenience.
Some further reading – John Covach on song form.
Allan Moore Song Means (Amazon link) – also in the BSU library and as a downloadable ebook.