Phase 1 - What Is A Song Outro?

Understand what a song Outro is and learn how to emotionally affect your listener even after your song has finished.

Song Section or Solo?

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The Outro is the last section of a modern song's structure. This section can be a copy of other sections of your song (depending on your music genre) or it can be an instrument solo, but regardless, it's usually a section without lyrics.

Rule: So when you think of the Outro, think "no more words" or "end of story".

Now what makes the Outro a unique section is "how" this section ends your song. Your song's Outro can end in two ways:

  1. Fadeout - The song's melody plays on as the track volume is slowly lowered until completely silent.
  2. Full Stop - A sudden, abrupt ending of your song on the very next bar; instantly silent.

Fadeout Or Stop: The Outro you choose matters

Both of these Outro styles create different emotional effects on your listener:

  1. Effect of Fadeout - The Song/Story lives on as its melody echoes in your mind and heart.
  2. Effect of Full Stop - Finality. Abrupt. Complete. Emptiness where there was once a melody.

Heartfelt songs like love ballads usually end using a fadeout to force the emotion to linger with the listener, while more aggressive or energetic songs typically end abruptly with full stops...but this isn't a rule.

Feel free to switch it up! Make sure you choose the style that matches the intent of your song.

How to Structure Your Song Outro

Let's go over several Outro examples as part of my song structure training. Cut your learning curve in half. Join my free training group to learn everything about Outro in 8 weeks.

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- Jeezy

Updated: April 3, 2020

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