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by Screaming Jets

~ A master class in basic songwriting 101 ~

If you’re going to put on some pretty basic song structure for new songwriters and instrumentalists to learn from, you could do a lot worse than this one. It’s nothing fancy; it’s just incredibly well done.

If you give a new drummer this tune and tell them to just follow the patterns the drums use on this song, you’re going to get a solid grounding and how to keep time, how to use the fills to signal a change in what’s coming, when to speed up, when to slow down, and how to keep the basic rhythm of the song in place. Seriously, listen for the fills and they are perfectly timed for changes in the performance, exactly as they should be

The guitar riff isn’t anything fancy. It’s just solid, competent, and hummable, and doesn’t get in the way of the lyrics over the top. This isn’t going to make anybody’s top 50 or best of list, but it’s a perfect tune to add to a playlist of tracks that you’re just cruising around enjoying the groove and checking out the scenery.

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