#1
Hey all, I'm not sure if this is in the right place, or if I've overlooked something that may answer my question. Feel free to close/move if it's out of place.

Anyways, me and a friend of mine are starting a new project, we're going to write pop-punk music, but it will be a lot more "pop" (think All Time Low or Mayday Parade) than most music in that genre. When I write, I usually just jam until I find something cool, but for this I feel like it should be more calculated, as I can't just stumble upon catchy parts most of the time. If anyone could recommend to somewhere I could read up on the technicalities of modern pop-rock, that would be cool. If anyone just give me some tips or just info on how some of those bands go about writing, that would also be much appreciated. Thanks!
#2
It seems to me a lot of it is based off of just major 3rds...nothing is too complex. It is all pretty linear (going up and down a scale).
If you can use some harmonies in 3rds etc.

I do like mayday parade though. They have some tight harmonies.
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#3
It'll really be simplest to just learn a lot of the songs you want to sound like, and analyse them to find out the theory behind them.
#4
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It'll really be simplest to just learn a lot of the songs you want to sound like, and analyse them to find out the theory behind them.
This is really the best way. I can tell you that it's mainly simple diatonic chords in major keys.
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