Lucas Bozzo and the wisdom of repetition, repetition, repetition

On this engaging program with Lucas Bozzo we delved into the sometimes heated debate of variety versus repetition in songwriting. Lucas performed two songs in the studio; “If” and “How Beautiful You Are”. We discussed:

  • legato vocals over staccato guitar
  • powerful lyrics over a repetitive musical form
  • the balance of the simple and the practical
  • chord substitutions
  • dynamic vocal changes
  • “da-da-da” as a break from dense lyrical sections
  • the power of a full stop (tacet)
  • the influence of classical training on the writing of popular songs
  • TAB chords

Listen to the full episode:

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