Using Songs That Have Passed the Test of Time as Models

The main reason that an old good song can teach us so much is that for all the things that matter, songs really haven’t changed all that much.

Most of the differences we see between a hit song from the 60s, let’s say, and one written today, are mainly cosmetic: production-level characteristics.

There is nothing wrong with using songs that have worked in the past as a foundation for the songs you write in the future


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