Watch the Create an Intro online guitar lesson by Ravi from 1-2-3 Songwriting
In a short pop song, it's good to get right to the point. When creating an intro, don't bore us - get to the chorus! Still, you need to set up your song unless it is more effective to bring in the vocals right on the first beat. For my song, I'm going to get right into it musically and then come in with the vocal soon after. That way, the listener has a moment to get into the groove with me before the melody grows out of it. Experiment with a short clean intro for your song. Of course, anything is possible and you need to choose the most artistic and effective way to prep your listener, but try something short and see what you get. Check that off your list.