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For the chorus we're playing a similar boogie rhythm but it's not quite the same. Be sure to check out the difference here; we're actually playing a part that's less busy than the verse. The progression here is A to C to D. There's a stop, and the vocals continue singing and we go into our turnaround.

There are a couple of variations on the chorus and it mostly concerns the turnaround. After the 2nd chorus instead of going into an actual turnaround we're going to stop on D and then jump up to a Gadd9 chord. Here we'll do some hits on the up beats of the quarter note pulse. Notice that we switch to 3/4 here instead of 4/4 just for a couple of bars. After that we go into a really sort of frantic build adding 16th note rhythms to our boogie pattern.

All the turnarounds including the variations are all build on old blues turnarounds where you start on the I chord and then do a quick II-V-I movement. The I chord we'll be the first chord of the next part.
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