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6 Song Structures in Popular Music (including seminar with Ralph Murphy)

6 types of song structure I was surfing YouTube the other day and ran across a seminar by Ralph Murphy, a legendary songwriter. One of the most useful takeaways I got was his list of 6 most popular song forms (or song structures) when songwriting.

The anatomy of Taylor Swift’s new “Style” (VOX)

Taylor Swift’s new video for “Style,” just one of three of Swift’s songs currently in the Billboard top 20, completes Taylor’s evolution from country to pop. But what is pop? Vox broke down both the musical and music video anatomy of “Style” to find out. Voiceover: