Composing Tip: Finishing off Sound at End of Phrase

When writing “An Honest Tithing” my reviewer noticed that at the end of the verses the sound didn’t really complete. If you look in measure 12 you will see I finished off the verse by going down to the C in the treble clef. I didn’t have that at first and it just wasn’t quite right. So, between phrases look to see if you need to finish off the chord by adding a note.

In the same song you will see the very last note of the piece is a D. This is what finished off the sound at the end of the piece. Most of us know to do that but see if you need it anywhere else in your song!