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How to Write a Song: ABAB

by Kim Jinhyoung | Music

5 Lessons 23:37
  1. 1. Trailer 31
  2. 2. Intro 1:50
  3. 3. What Is ABAB 4:13
  4. 4. When She Meets You 13:27
  5. 5. Parting Words 3:36

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Song structures are EVERYTHING. Okay, maybe that is a bit of an exaggerated statement. But do you know how to write an ABAB song? What is ABAB? What is this song structure? How can you write an ABAB? Let's find out!


  • AABA
  • ABAB
  • How to Write A Song
  • Pop Song
  • Song Structure
  • Song Writing
  • Verse Chorus


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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