What is refrain

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kirants
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What is refrain

Post by kirants » August 24th, 2005, 10:29 am

See this tab for Still loving you - Scorpions.
http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/scorpion ... -tab.shtml

There is an intro section, followed by [refrain]. What does refrain mean ?

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Post by NoteBoat » August 24th, 2005, 10:53 am

It's a term from poetry - a phrase or word that is repeated without variation at other times in the poem.

Almost all choruses are refrains (i.e., they're the exact same words each time it's sung) so when you see it in music, that's usually what it means.
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Post by kirants » August 24th, 2005, 10:58 am

cool. thx..

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Post by TwistedLefty » August 24th, 2005, 11:48 am

forum rules dictate that i "refrain" from further comment :wink:
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