Title

Breaking Down The Pop Ballad

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Disc Makers Blog

Publication Date

8-14-2013

Abstract

The ballad has a distinguished legacy in popular music and has been the breakthrough hit for countless popular music artists. By deconstructing “Yesterday” (The Beatles), “Waiting For A Girl Like You” (Foreigner), and “Adorn” (Miguel), we’ll discover four essential production elements that help communicate each song’s emotional message to listeners with various musical tastes and inclinations.