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Toward the Door: Chorus Rhythm

 

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After the 2nd verse, we get our first taste of this great chorus. Two important things to point out:

1. The rhythmic pattern shifts in the chorus to bring out the upbeats. Over the double time feel, this really creates excitement and helps delineate the different sections of the song.

2. After using D, A, E, G , F#, and F-natural in the verses, the chorus is only using D and A. This helps bring out the importance of this section and really drives the point home. Where the verse is telling a story, the chords are meandering. Where the chorus is making a declaration, the chords are emphatic.
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