Chorus Chord Progressionss

If we’re talking popular music composition, by the time you get to a chorus your chord progressions may have cycled 3-4 times. What are some ways that you can make interesting chord progressions for the chorus? Something that makes the chorus stand out obviously.


Utilizing modal mixture or other methods of borrowing chords from outside the scale has worked out well for me. It adds some surprise or interest, in contrast to verses that stick to the scale.

That’s a great idea. Would you do that for the second verse to spice it up?