Music Examples

Musical Examples are listed in the order they appear in the Quickstart Guide To Songwriting book.

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1. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cindy Lauper 3
2. America – Paul Simon 8
3. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen 8
4. Lyric Pace Too Slow

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5. Lyric Pace Too Fast

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6. Verse Tempo #1

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7. Verse Tempo #2

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8. Verse Tempo #3

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9. Chorus Lyric Tempo #1

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10. Chorus Lyric Tempo #2

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11. Chorus Lyric Tempo #3

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12. Live And Let Die – Paul and Linda McCartney 26
13. Verse and Chorus

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14. Verse and Chorus Hook Beat Variation #1

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15. Verse and Chorus Hook Beat Variation #2

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16. Verse and Chorus Hook Beat Variation #3

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17. Verse Line 1 Melody Variation #1

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18. Verse Line 1 Melody Variation #2

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19. Verse Line 2 Melody Variation #1

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20. Verse Line 2 Melody Variation #2

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21. Verse Lines 3 and 4 Melody

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22. Verse Complete

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23. Chorus Line 1 Variation #1 44
24. Chorus Line 1 Variation #2

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25. Chorus Lines 123 Variation #1

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26. Chorus Lines 123 Variation #2

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27. Hook Line Variation #1

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28. Hook Line Variation #2

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29. Verse-Chorus-Hook

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30. My Dream Car with One Note Harmony

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31. My Dream Car with Chords and Rhythm

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32. She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain 57
33. Beat It – Michael Jackson 58
34. People – Jute Styne, Bob Merrill 58
35. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor 58
36. Imagine – John Lennon 58
37. Short people – Randy Newman 58
38. We Are The World – Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie 59
39. We Are The Champions – Freddie Mercury, Queen 59
40. We Shall Overcome – Charles Albert Tindley 59
41. I’ll Overcome Someday – Charles Albert Tindley 59
42. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley 60
43. I Am Woman – Helen Reddy 60
44. I Will Survive – Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris 60
45. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowland – Bob Dylan 60
46. Que Sera Sera – Jay Livingstone, Ray Evans (Sung by Doris Day) 60
47. Love Song – If He’d See Me

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