Arranging and Composing the Structure of a Song Copy

In this video, I’ll share a basic workflow I use to structure out my songs using locators, and organizing my tracks into song sections. Most mainstream music is structured in a similar format as this…

  1. INTRO
  2. VERSE 1
  3. PRE-CHORUS (optional)
  4. CHORUS 1
  5. VERSE 2
  6. PRE-CHORUS (optional)
  7. CHORUS 2
  9. CHORUS 3

Music is usually created in a series of 4, 8, or 16 bars. I use the grid a ton to see how many bars I’m stretching my clips across, and arrange them into the format listed above. Obviously not every song is the same, but hopefully this video gives some insight showing you how I structure the layout of my tracks in Ableton!