View Full Version : Juxtaposing Chord Progressions in Song

10-16-2011, 10:23 PM
I don't want my chorus to fall into the C-G-Am-F trap. Or any part of my song. So recently I've been reading up stuff about chord progressions and playing around with them.

And then I came across this question. If I'm coming up with chord progressions, I'm bound to come up with easier ones and more difficult, more varied ones.

When you're writing a song, do you find it more effective to put the more varied/complicated chord progressions in the verse, the chorus, or elsewhere (Bridge? Intro? Outro?)?

10-17-2011, 07:18 AM
It depends on the song, as well as your personal style/preference.

Personally, I like to keep my chorus simple for a bigger, more anthemic feel, and I vary up my verses to keep them interesting. The result is a lot of cheesy-sounding rock 'n' roll, which suits me just fine. =P.