Rules for Picking Songs for Organic Arranging
1. Appropriateness of content (Keep it family friendly)
2. Can someone in the group sing the solo? (i.e. do we have a rapper, someone who has that high or low range, someone who can belt…)
3. Is there enough instrumental content to build off of? (It’s very hard to work with just a bass line, just a beat, or just a synth)
4. Is there enough variation to make an arrangement interesting? (Avoid repetitive songs)
5. Has it been done to death?