Golden Tips in Arranging a Song by Ahmed Almuhandes, a famous Arabic arranger

There is an unwritten rule that when you prepare for a recording session, the more time you spend in the pre-production stages, the better your output will be. The same goes for setting music.


Changing the dynamic music between verse and chorus is one of the easiest and most natural ways to create more dynamism in music. For example, chorus usually has a louder sound than verse. Drummers can tap the snare for the verse part with a sidestick and get a full snare sound for the preference part. Guitarists can perform rhythm and strumming in the chorus section and arpeggio in the verse section; Keyboardists can also put more notes in each chord in the preferred section. There are many ways to make dynamic changes in music, most of which involve adding or changing the arrangement of different parts of the song.


If the preference of your music is going to be more exciting and crowded than the verse, adding more instruments to the preference is one of the best things you can do. For example, if you have an electric guitar piece in the verse section, add another more distorted electric guitar in the verse section, or if you have a piano in the verse section, add the organ sound to the piano verse section. Percussion sounds can have a similar effect.

 – Instrumental parts

The rhythmic part of each piece is very important. If you can create non-contradictory and hemi-related parts for verse, preference, and other parts of your music, your arrangement will not only be more logical, but also more musical.