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iamfroogle
12-27-2011, 03:29 PM
Hi, all of my song have a rhyming scheme of
A
B
A
B
A
B

I try to write in another format but I don't know of any other and i can hard time putting a melody to it. So all in all I am quite lost - can any one introduce me to some other basic template of song writing and perhaps give me some tips to putting a melody to it.

Thanks

hoosierhiver
12-28-2011, 04:11 AM
Listen to some Bob Dylan, he's got alot of songs with very clever patterns and lyrics.

Fliss
12-28-2011, 05:17 AM
The key to rhyme is that it needs to support the song, not the other way round. Rhymes should fall where you want to have emphasis, so this is a good way to think about it in terms of how you structure the song.

Here are a few other possibilities to consider:

A
A
B
B

A
A
B
B
A

A
B
C
B

Or you could try writing something that doesn't rhyme at all - set yourself a challenge to do this, perhaps by using a repeated word at the start of a line instead.