What are some ways to make a song chorus?

In creating a song you do want some contrast between verse and chorus. There are a few ways to do this.

  1. Raise the pitch of the melody as you introduce a new melody
  2. Vary the rhythm and meter of the lyrics
  3. Vary the chord progression.

Some songs will use the same progression throughout the entire song. The just vary other element like melody or rhythm.

As far as what chords to use. Basically you would use the same basic chords just in a different progression. For additional color you could include Dm or Em into the mix.

Posted in . Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

  • Products

  • Mastering Melodies Online Course

    Mastering Melodies - Online Course for Music Composer
  • Free Special Report

    Inspire Your Songwriting Fun and Practical Tips
    Get this free special report with information that will help inspire your songwriting.

    Select list(s) to subscribe to


    By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Mediatunes, 445 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon, CA, 92020, http://learnhowtowritesongs.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
  • Songwriter Tip:

    One thing you need to be careful of is employing tricks like the unusual interval, the odd chord substitution, the unexpected note, etc. is that if the lyric doesn’t support them, they will stand out as an artificial device. You want to use these devices to give the song the WOW instead of raising the eyebrow of the listener. In other words, don’t write with a crowbar, write with a scalpel.