Making The Chorus Bigger: Use A Drop Out

dropout.jpgIn our new series Making The Chorus Bigger we will examine numerous
ways to get your chorus to get to the size you want it to be. We will
examine the many tricks that can be utilized to make this happen.

Many times, making the chorus bigger isn’t about just adding things to the chorus. One of the most clever and common ways to make the chorus huge is to do a drop out right before the chorus kicks in. Whether you stop the drums, bass, guitars, or vocals, taking a few instruments out for half or whole bar can help the chorus explode when it comes in. For a perfect example of this used effectively and described in great detail, check out our Forensics Of A Song of Katy Perry’s “Hot N’ Cold”.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.