Music 101: What Is a Verse? Plus Tips for Writing Innovative Verses

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 10, 2021 • 4 min read

For decades, pop music audiences have gravitated toward songs with familiar organizational structures. These songs typically contain some combination of a verse, a chorus, and a bridge along with extra sections like an intro, a coda, and an instrumental solo. Among these, the section that tends to have the most lyrical variety and melodic variation is the verse.