Every great song has a hook. That one element that draws the listener in and keeps them there. Whether a pop song, jazz instrumental, or baroque orchestral piece, at the center of every song is a hook of some kind. And one of the keys to getting a great recording is to identify and build around the song’s hook.
What Is Your Song’s Hook?
I’ll show you what this can look like in the recording phase, but first you have to answer an important question: what IS the hook of your song? Can you clearly identify the hook? Sometimes it’s the vocal melody or an instrumental riff. Other times it is simply a percussive rhythm. Of all the great things going on in your song, what is the ONE thing that really drives it and makes it unique?
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