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How to Write a Song: AABA

by Kim Jinhyoung | Music

5 Lessons 26:55
  1. 1. Trailer 31
  2. 2. Intro 2:12
  3. 3. AABA, Explained 8:58
  4. 4. I Hope You Won't Come 12:32
  5. 5. Parting Words 2:42

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I am not kidding when I say, song structures are EVERYTHING. Okay, maybe I am kidding a bit. Do you know how to write a pop song? If you don't you might want to start with learning about AABA, the origin of pop song! How can you write an AABA? Let's find out!


  • AABA
  • How to Write A Song
  • Pop Song
  • Song Structure
  • Song Writing


MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program

As a Music Director, I've been teaching kids musical theatre in both private and public schools in New York.

What's up? My name is Kim and a storyteller, composer, and graphic designer! I am from Korea and I graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. I have co-written book, music, and lyrics for TWO NIGHTS AND THREE DAYS (2020 Eugene O’Neill winner).

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