How do songwriters ensure that their song gets stuck in your head?

In this lesson, we will understand how certain features of music can become an 'ear-worm' - so memorable you can't get them out of your head.

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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 does syllabic mean?

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Q2.What does melismatic mean?

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Q3.Is "Imagine" mostly syllabic or melismatic?

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Q4.What is the correct order when using the lyrics circle method?

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Q5.Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

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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 does syllabic mean?

1/5

Q2.What does melismatic mean?

2/5

Q3.Is "Imagine" mostly syllabic or melismatic?

3/5

Q4.What is the correct order when using the lyrics circle method?

4/5

Q5.Which of the following is an example of alliteration?

5/5

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Understanding the purpose of a hook in pop music

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

Q1.What is a hook in music?

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Q2.Can a hook be a chorus?

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Q3.Can you have an instrumental hook?

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Q4.Can you have more than one hook in the same song?

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Q5.What is one way to make the hook more effective?

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Quiz:

Understanding the purpose of a hook in pop music

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

Q1.What is a hook in music?

1/5

Q2.Can a hook be a chorus?

2/5

Q3.Can you have an instrumental hook?

3/5

Q4.Can you have more than one hook in the same song?

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Q5.What is one way to make the hook more effective?

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Lesson summary: How do songwriters ensure that their song gets stuck in your head?

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