How do you write a rap?

In this lesson, we will learn what rap is, and how to compose a 16 bar rap verse. We will explore the work of rap artists and learn how to prepare for a performance of our own work.

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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 are lyrics?

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

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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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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 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

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How do you compose a rap?

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

Q1.Which is the best definition of rap?

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Q2.What do you need to do first when you write a rap?

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Q3.What does 'voice consideration' mean?

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Q4.Why is it important to mind map your ideas?

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Q5.Which of these are techniques you can use to write your rap?

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Q6.What is 'isolated incident' an example of?

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Q7.What is 'else it’s paycheck, rain check, your own shipwreck' an example of?

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Q8.How long is a typical rap verse?

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Q9.How many beats are typically in a bar in rap?

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Q10.When you perform a rap, how can the meaning of the lyrics be communicated?

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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 do you compose a rap?

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

Q1.Which is the best definition of rap?

1/10

Q2.What do you need to do first when you write a rap?

2/10

Q3.What does 'voice consideration' mean?

3/10

Q4.Why is it important to mind map your ideas?

4/10

Q5.Which of these are techniques you can use to write your rap?

5/10

Q6.What is 'isolated incident' an example of?

6/10

Q7.What is 'else it’s paycheck, rain check, your own shipwreck' an example of?

7/10

Q8.How long is a typical rap verse?

8/10

Q9.How many beats are typically in a bar in rap?

9/10

Q10.When you perform a rap, how can the meaning of the lyrics be communicated?

10/10

Lesson summary: How do you write a rap?

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