Hooks and Riffs
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a musical riff?

    answer choices

    A chorus

    A short, repeated musical pattern

    The name of a band

    A verse

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a musical hook?

    answer choices

    A chorus

    A verse

    A pop song

    A small, curved piece of metal

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the classical word for riff?

    answer choices

    A hook

    A verse

    A pattern

    An ostinato

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which is NOT a purpose of a riff?

    answer choices

    To make the song easily remembered

    To make a song catchy

    To tell a story

    To get a song stuck in your head

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    True or False: A riff can be used as an introduction.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which word does NOT apply to a hook?

    answer choices

    Repetitive

    Memorable

    Changing

    Catchy

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where is the hook most often found?

    answer choices

    Verse

    Outro

    Intro

    Chorus

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A riff is most often...

    answer choices

    played by the rhythm section or instruments

    sung

    found only at the end of a song

    played by a harp

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A riff CANNOT be which?

    answer choices

    a chord

    a bass line

    a musical phrase

    a hook

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a bassline?

    answer choices

    A changing line in the bass

    When two bass instruments play together

    A high pitched melodic line

    A repeated pattern played by a low sounding or bass instrument

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What instrument does NOT typically play a bassline?

    answer choices

    Violin

    Left hand on the keyboard

    Bass guitar

    Double bass

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    What is a verse?

    answer choices

    A musical idea, often short, that repeats and catches the ear of the listener

    The section of the song that tells a story where the pitch may wander more making it less memorable

    A repeated pattern played by a low sounding instrument

    An ostinato

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What usually follows a verse?

    answer choices

    A hook or chorus

    A bassline

    Another verse

    A riff

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is another name for a hook?

    answer choices

    A verse

    A bassline

    A chorus

    A round

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Is the hook repeated in a song?

    answer choices

    Yes

    No

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is NOT a type of musical hook:

    answer choices

    Melodic hook

    Rhythmic hook

    Verbal hook

    Fishing hook

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Is the riff typically the main part of the song?

    answer choices

    Yes

    No

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Is the hook typically the main part of the song?

    answer choices

    Yes

    No

  • Question 19
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    Q.

    What is the main purpose of a hook?

    answer choices

    To begin a song

    To tell a story

    To help the listener remember the song

    To make it easy to perform

  • Question 20
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    Q.

    Why are hooks and riffs so repetitive?

    answer choices

    To get it stuck in your ear so you can find it and buy it

    To be annoying

    To make songs easier to write

    To stress the least important part of the song

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