Say your song is based off of a group chords on repeat. Do you have you progression resolve within the loop…
…or outside the loop…
…or does it really matter? Do the two options really make a difference?
While one can argue that they don’t, there is a difference in motion between the two. When you resolve within the loop, you have a return to “home” and completion. Think of this like picking up a book, coming to an ending, and then picking up a new story.
As for when you resolve outside the loop, your momentum is continuous because the resolution takes place on the start of a new loop. This is like reading a book then ends off with a “To Be Continued” cliff-hanger to lead into the next book.
Experiment with the two and see which feels right for your piece.
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