A Double Eight Turnaround

I just wrote a classic double-eight-turnaround. I don’t know if that’s a real thing. I think I just made it up. It’s a convoluted way to say musical bridge.

We could discuss how a musical bridge has become obsolete. We could debate if the world might be a better place if more current songs had a bridge. In case I put the cart ahead of the horse, a bridge is a short section of music in the middle of a song that serves the purpose of changing the pace of the song. If you need an example of a bridge, listen to anything recorded by Bruce Springsteen.

I just wrote a classic bridge. I was preparing to record my song called “Old Photographs.” The entire song was less than two and a half minutes. Songs are trending shorter but this felt too short. I wanted to write a poetic bridge but there was nothing else that needed to be said. What is the difference between a classic bridge and an epic guitar solo?


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