#1
what should the Chorus of a song be made up of? a summary of the song or what?
im kind of having trouble writing Chorus'
but anyways, just wondering and thanks alot =]
#2
a chorus can be anything

anything that repeats itself compared to a verse which doesnt repeat itself.

it doesnt even need to have lyrics., it can just be a riff on the guitar or anything else.

or you dont even have to have a chorus
#3
A chorus is usually a couple of lines that stand out and are more exajurated (i do not know how to spell that) then the rest of the song.

although as stated above me it could be anything such as a riff. purhaps a poem or nothing at all
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#4
Typically, the chorus contains the hook - the thing that makes people remember the song and want to listen to it.
#5
A melodic and rhythmic idea that is repeated throughout a song, a good way to write a chorus is to write it first because it will be the part of your song that stays the same, and then build the rest of the song around it.
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#6
well sometimes you write lyrics like a story, and if you do that you have to make sure its something that stays true throughout the whole song
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#7
I always make my chorus the most important part
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#8
To me there are three types of chorus.
There are chorus that repeat the same thing over and over.
Example,
Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack
"Burn, burn, yes ya gonna burn
Burn, burn, yes ya gonna burn
Burn, burn, yes ya gonna burn
Burn, burn, yes ya gonna burn"

There are chorus that are sorta like talking, or chorus that seem like maybe somewhat of a verse in themselves.
Example,
Avenged Sevenfold - A Little Piece of Heaven
"'Cause I really always knew that my little crime
Would be cold that's why I got a heater for your thighs
And I know, I know it's not your time
But bye, bye.
And a word to the wise when the fire dies,
You think it's over but it's just begun
But baby don't cry

You had my heart, at least for the most part
'Cause everybody's gotta die sometime, we fell apart
Let's make a new start
'Cause everybody's gotta die sometime (yeah)
But baby don't cry"

And then, I don't know how to explain, but there are chorus that aren't overly long like the above one, and chorus that aren't overly repetetive like the first one. But they are a balance, and in my opinion these are the best kind, although I like the two above. I hope I'm making sense.
Example,
System of a Down - Toxicity
"New, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder,
Now, somewhere between the sacred silence,
Sacred silence and sleep,
Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep,
Disorder, disorder, disorder!"
#9
imagine the verses as the part where you tell a story or provide information

the chorus is kinda a response. it's not connected to the story, but it relates

pop music has great choruses, perhaps you can draw inspiration from there. this is why katy perry is so successful.
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#10
IMO the chorus is the main theme or point of the song you are trying to make. Usually it is the repeating riff or set of words that everyone remembers about the song. The chorus is usually the thing that makes a song recognizable when you hear it a second time.