Watch the Symmetry and Asymmetry online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Songwriting on Guitar

Playing with the symmetry of structures in melody and harmony can greatly enhance the natural feel of a song section or draw attention to an otherwise monotonous sounding part. Symmetric divisions of time can start to feel like a prison for your songs. Experiment with these asymmetric structures. In the beginning they might sound contrived to you, but it will become a second nature.