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    Best transitions in music

    This is inspired by the Two-Part Songs thread,

    Lots of songs follow the same model verse-chorus-verse-chorus- something different -chorus or ABABCB. The ‘something different’ bit can be in a changed key or even a changed time signature, and there’s something about the way it resolves itself to lead back into the final chorus that the human ear and brain respond to, it feels natural and right.

    There are probably tons of examples but the one that sparked this was ‘Made of Stone’ by the Stone Roses. You get a couple of verses and choruses and then John Squire does his squiggly solo thing and then you get the eight-bar transition, which is essentially Mani and Reni bashing out the same progression on bass and drums that they did on the solo while Squire plays four solitary notes, each two bars long. This takes the music back to the right place to launch into the final chorus and it makes perfect, beautiful sense to the ear.

    Any other shining examples?

    The other one that I could think of, off the top of my head was The Doors “Light My Fire” full length version where you get ABAB then the keyboard and guitar go off on an oodling venture for five or ten minutes before it comes crashing back to the intro riff to anchor it for a a last verse and chorus.
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    Oasis often used ABCABC + bridge, etc.

    Example "Don't look back in anger"

    A) Slip inside the eye of your mind...
    B) So I'll start a revolution from my bed...
    C) And so Sally can wait...

    Amongst others they use the same set up in Wonderwall and Stand by Me.

    It's fairly unusual but very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    This is inspired by the Two-Part Songs thread,

    Lots of songs follow the same model verse-chorus-verse-chorus- something different -chorus or ABABCB. The ‘something different’ bit can be in a changed key or even a changed time signature, and there’s something about the way it resolves itself to lead back into the final chorus that the human ear and brain respond to, it feels natural and right.

    There are probably tons of examples but the one that sparked this was ‘Made of Stone’ by the Stone Roses. You get a couple of verses and choruses and then John Squire does his squiggly solo thing and then you get the eight-bar transition, which is essentially Mani and Reni bashing out the same progression on bass and drums that they did on the solo while Squire plays four solitary notes, each two bars long. This takes the music back to the right place to launch into the final chorus and it makes perfect, beautiful sense to the ear.

    Any other shining examples?

    The other one that I could think of, off the top of my head was The Doors “Light My Fire” full length version where you get ABAB then the keyboard and guitar go off on an oodling venture for five or ten minutes before it comes crashing back to the intro riff to anchor it for a a last verse and chorus.

    Don't really know what you're on about but made of stone is absolutely awesome.

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    Oasis often used ABCABC + bridge, etc.

    Example "Don't look back in anger"

    A) Slip inside the eye of your mind...
    B) So I'll start a revolution from my bed...
    C) And so Sally can wait...

    Amongst others they use the same set up in Wonderwall and Stand by Me.

    It's fairly unusual but very effective.
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    Not a bad song among them either.

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    Does The Chain count or us that more of a 2-part song?
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    Does something in the air by thunderclap newman count?

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    Anything by Transition Vamp?

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    Does In Dreams by Roy Orbison deserve its own thread then? No pattern and just simply rises from beginning to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Rourke3 View Post
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    Does In Dreams by Roy Orbison deserve its own thread then? No pattern and just simply rises from beginning to end.

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    It deserves that and more. Just listened to 2 different versions. Sublime.

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    Mull of Kintyre has a very prominent Transition.

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    Interesting post. The Damned had a song way back when called Stranger On The Town which featured a couple of change-ups. It's a great number and quite a northern soul sort of sound.

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    Silver Rocket by Sonic Youth is my favourite


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