Middle eight vs bridge

Dec 21, 2007 · The bridge may be the MIDDLE-EIGHT in a thirty-two-bar form (the B in AABA), or it may be used more loosely in verse-chorus form, or, in a compound AABA form, used as a contrast to a full AABA section, as in "Every Breath You Take". Very commonly the "bridge" is in a contrasting key to the original melody. - The term bridge in today's music…has been borrowed from 32-bar AABA form…and is used loosely to describe any linking passage…between one section to another.…Namely, it's a section that's not a verse or a chorus.…When a song uses a bridge in the middle,…it's sometimes referred to as the middle eight,…which stands for eight bars even though a middle eight…can be 16 bars or ... ‘The set is peppered with indifferent songs to be honest, but with nice middle eights.’ ‘We'd turn up at a rehearsal and find he'd deleted verses 3 and 4 of a certain song, or inserted new verses, changed the words here and there, completely altered the middle eight of a song, or had added a whole new intro.’ Do You Use A Middle-Eight or Bridge In Your Song? I actually KNOW for a fact that many songwriters don’t bother to incorporate a ‘bridge’ or a ‘middle-eight’ into their songs. Let’s talk about what exactly they are and if you should even bother with it. Apr 19, 2012 · Parts of a pop songs : verse, bridge, chorus and middle eight April 19, 2012 September 23, 2015 musictheory 0 Comments The structure of a pop song we listen to the radio, stereo or television is made up of different separate parts. The middle eight is just another term for the "bridge". It is the bit that links the verse to the chorus. For example in Wonderwall by Oasis, the bit that starts off "And all the roads we have to walk are winding ....." is the middle eight. Hope that makes sense!