• The Weekly: Does Your Song Have a Compelling Intro?

    4 days ago - By BMI

    If the first 10 seconds is the most important part of the song, why not fill it with something solid? In addition to a repeating riff, a good intro can be an extract from a bridge or chorus, or even something culled from a different track altogether.
    The irresistible riff. In the film Bull Durham , pitcher Nuke LaLoosh tells catcher Crash Davis that he needs to lead off with his rocket fastball “so I can announce my presence with authority!” In pop music, the aural equivalent is the riff-whether it's a looped synth, strident piano or distorted lead guitar line, a solid opening motif puts...
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