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What is a musical riff?
A short, repeated musical pattern
The name of a band
What is a musical hook?
A pop song
A small, curved piece of metal
What is the classical word for riff?
Which is NOT a purpose of a riff?
To make the song easily remembered
To make a song catchy
To tell a story
To get a song stuck in your head
True or False: A riff can be used as an introduction.
Which word does NOT apply to a hook?
Where is the hook most often found?
A riff is most often...
played by the rhythm section or instruments
found only at the end of a song
played by a harp
A riff CANNOT be which?
a bass line
a musical phrase
What is a bassline?
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
What instrument does NOT typically play a bassline?
Left hand on the keyboard
What is a verse?
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
What usually follows a verse?
A hook or chorus
What is another name for a hook?
Is the hook repeated in a song?
Which of the following is NOT a type of musical hook:
Is the riff typically the main part of the song?
Is the hook typically the main part of the song?
What is the main purpose of a hook?
To begin a song
To tell a story
To help the listener remember the song
To make it easy to perform
Why are hooks and riffs so repetitive?
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