Tony Elenburg

Continuity – (Part 5/5: The 5 Elements of a Song)


Through 30+ years of instruction and collaboration, Tony has condensed the art of songwriting into 5 elements that every great song requires: Idea, Melody, Lyrics, Chord Progression, & Continuity. Tony is now teaching aspiring songwriters & musicians how to advance their craft with a lesson plan series dedicated to exploring the individual elements.

In this lesson plan, Tony helps you learn to recognize Continuity; how to correct a lack of continuity; layered elements of songwriting vs filtered elements of songwriting.

Topics the Continuity Lesson Plan Covers:

  • Learning to recognize continuity (or lack of)
  • How to identify and correct issues of continuity
  • How to employ continuity
  • Learning the strategy of song structure
  • The use of tension to promote continuity

Downloads the Continuity Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Continuity Lesson One – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Continuity Lesson Two – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
These videos are Part 5 in Tony Elenburg’s The 5 Elements of a Song lesson series.