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Old 02-17-2017, 11:30 AM
JonPR JonPR is offline
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Originally Posted by amyFB View Post
Sometimes, less is more. Perhaps....just maybe, the song is done already.

Certainly if it has a tune and lyrics, it probably is.

This is where Dylan and Neil Young are great teachers. They knew when to stop writing - when a song was finished - even if it only had 3 chords and a 2-bar melody. Or just 2 chords sometimes.

Again, though, it ought to be melody and lyrics which decide it. Melody and lyrics whip a song into shape; they'll throw out superfluous chords.
"There's only two kinds of music: good and bad. I like both kinds." - Duke Ellington.
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