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Think about the Rhythm of your Melody!

Experiment with rhythm! A good melody often has a compelling rhythm. Play around with different rhythmic patterns to make your melody interesting and catchy!

Several pop songs are known for their interesting and unique rhythms. Here are a few examples- the rhythm of the melody sold them!:
  1.  "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson - This song has a distinctive bassline and rhythm that contributed to its iconic status.
  2. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
  3. "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  4. "Sorry" by Justin Bieber
  5. "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck Quartet (considered a jazz/pop fusion) - Known for its unusual 5/4 time signature, it's a standout for its rhythmic complexity.
  6. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
  7. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams - This song features a funky rhythm that's catchy yet intricate.
  8. "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson - Similar to "Billie Jean," it's known for its driving rhythm and innovative beats.
  9. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - It has a funky rhythm that gets people moving with its lively groove.
  10. "Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey      
These songs stand out due to their catchy tunes, innovative rhythms, or distinctive beats that set them apart in the realm of pop music.

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Songwriting features coming in October 2019

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Buy Lyrics, OK, but what makes a Good Lyric?

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