How can we set words to music?

In this lesson, we will learn about the different ways words can be set to music and how verses and choruses are structured. We will learn how to generate ideas and write our own verse of a song. We will then explore various ways to refine our ideas.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is an inversion?

1/10

Q2.What is an extended chord?

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Q3.Which of these is an extended chord?

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Q4.Having two chords in the bar instead of one increases the .........

4/10

Q5.How can you vary the accompaniment?

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Q6.Which one of these is a C6 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

6/10

Q7.Which one of these is a Fmaj7 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q8.Which one of these is a Csus4 ? Use the keyboard to help you.

8/10

Q9.What is a walking bass?

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Q10.What are chords with added pitches called?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is an inversion?

1/10

Q2.What is an extended chord?

2/10

Q3.Which of these is an extended chord?

3/10

Q4.Having two chords in the bar instead of one increases the .........

4/10

Q5.How can you vary the accompaniment?

5/10

Q6.Which one of these is a C6 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

6/10

Q7.Which one of these is a Fmaj7 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

7/10

Q8.Which one of these is a Csus4 ? Use the keyboard to help you.

8/10

Q9.What is a walking bass?

9/10

Q10.What are chords with added pitches called?

10/10

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Quiz:

How can we set words to music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What are lyrics?

1/10

Q2.What do you call the catchy section of a song that repeats, with the same lyrics each time?

2/10

Q3.What do you call the sections of a song that repeat, with different lyrics?

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Q4.What is the correct order of a typical song structure?

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Q5.What is the purpose of a verse?

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Q6.What is syllabic word setting?

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Q7.What is the term for many pitches per syllable?

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Q8.Why is it important to mind map your ideas?

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Q9.What structure are blues lyrics often in?

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Q10.Which of these is another common lyric structure?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can we set words to music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What are lyrics?

1/10

Q2.What do you call the catchy section of a song that repeats, with the same lyrics each time?

2/10

Q3.What do you call the sections of a song that repeat, with different lyrics?

3/10

Q4.What is the correct order of a typical song structure?

4/10

Q5.What is the purpose of a verse?

5/10

Q6.What is syllabic word setting?

6/10

Q7.What is the term for many pitches per syllable?

7/10

Q8.Why is it important to mind map your ideas?

8/10

Q9.What structure are blues lyrics often in?

9/10

Q10.Which of these is another common lyric structure?

10/10

Lesson summary: How can we set words to music?

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