Should songs follow the basic song structure?

Intro

Verse

Chorus

Verse

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Mainly rock but if you want to include others than go ahead

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no.

    if a song is a means of expression why restrain the creativity ??

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  • No, that is why Progressive Rock/Metal is one of my favorite genres. The song structure is fairly unsteady and the songs aren't formulaic.

    That is why I really dislike mainstream rock. It follows this basic concept seemingly every song.

    Heavy Intro

    Verse

    Chorus

    Verse

    Chorus

    "guitar solo" that is just the melody of the singer's vocals in the chorus played on guitar

    Chorus

    Same riff as Intro for Outro

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