February 13


All That Jazz: More on My Songwriting Process, and How to Play “War Torn Johnny,” Part Two

In last month’s column, I discussed my songwriting process, using the track “War Torn Johnny,” from the Krantz Carlock Lefebvre album, as a case study. As I explained, my overall approach to composing music is pretty much in line with a standard pop-style songwriting approach of developing intros, verses, pre-choruses, choruses and bridges (every song is, of course, a little different), and “War Torn Johnny” was constructed along these lines. This month, I’d like to present the tune’s bridge section.