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Runaway Train: Chorus


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OK, now we're on to the chorus of the song. The chorus is also normally the big "hook" of a song, the section of a song that the other sections build up to.

Now we're back to a chord change every 2 bars. The chord progression here is again built on notes in the C major scale: C (the root in C major), E minor (the chord built on the III/major third interval in the C major scale), A minor (the chord built on the VI/major sixth interval), and G major (the chord built on the V/fifth interval).

Sometimes in songs the composer will break from the usual 4, 8, or 16 bar phrases in order to accomodate the vocal phrasing, or an additional guitar fill or motif, or whatever - maybe they just want to, it's their song! In this section of the song, they add 2 more bars of G at the end, so be sure to remember that or you'll be off for the rest of the song.
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