MUSC 1118: Rock and Pop Music Online

Minnesota
State Community and Technical College

Spring
2020

Assignment
3

“Song
Form”

Due:
1/31

Use the “Song FormInformation” sheet under course content to complete this
assignment.

Part I. Definitions

1. This section of music can
only occur at the very beginning of a song.

Answer:

2. This section of music
occurs several times during a song, but almost always has the same music and
lyrics

Answer:

3. What would you call a
section of music that occurs after a chorus and before the next verse and
features a guitar playing melodic material while the drums and bass also
continue to play?

Answer:

4. This song form term means
“tail.”

Answer:

5. This is a section has a
change of mood. It has different music and lyrics than both the verse and the
chorus, and often occurs after the second chorus of a song.

Answer:

6.  This is the section of a song that decreases
in volume until it is no longer audible.

            Answer:

7.  These sections of a song have the same melody
but different lyrics each time they appear.

            Answer:

8. This section builds
momentum from the verse to the chorus:

            Answer:

Part II. Song Analysis

Listen to the song “Tennessee
Waltz” by Cowboy Copas and answer the following questions.

1.  Would you classify this song as R&B,
C&W, or pop? Why?

            Answer:

2.  Is the lead singer a crooner or shouter? Why?

            Answer:

3.  In your own words, what are the lyrics of the
song about?  Give a reasonable amount of
detail.

            Answer:

Listen to the song “Hound Dog”
and answer the following questions.

4.  Would you classify this song as R&B,
C&W, or pop? Why?

            Answer:

5.  Is the lead singer a crooner or shouter? Why?

            Answer:

6. In your own words, what are
the lyrics of the song about?  Give a
reasonable amount of detail.

            Answer:

Listen to the song “Rockin’
Daddy” and answer the following questions.

7.  Would you classify this song as R&B,
C&W, or pop? Why?

            Answer:

8 Is the lead singer a crooner
or shouter? Why?

            Answer:

9. In your own words, what are
the lyrics of the song about?  Give a
reasonable amount of detail.

            Answer:

Listen to the song “Honky Tonk
Blues” and answer the following questions.

10.  Would you classify this song as R&B,
C&W, or pop? Why?

Answer:

11.  Is the lead singer a crooner or shouter? Why?

            Answer:

12.  In your own words, what are the lyrics of the
song about?  Give a reasonable amount of
detail.

            Answer:

Part III.
Listening Analysis: Song form

Listen to the song “Hound Dog”
by Big Mama Thorton and label the sections of the song form that begin around
the following times.

1.         0:00_________________________

2.         0:23_________________________

3.         0:44_________________________

4.         1:03_________________________

5.         2:03_________________________

6.         2:23_________________________

            2:43
Coda…..vocal, dog barks, vocal comments

Listen to the song “All Of Me”
by John Legend and label the sections of the song form that begin around the
following times.

14.       0:00 – 0:16 ___________

15.       0:16 – 0:47 ___________

            0:47 –  1:01 PreChorus

16.       1:01 – 1:47 ____________

17.       1:47 – 2:19 ____________

18.       2:19 – 2:32 _____________

19.       2:32 – 3:17 ____________

20.       3:17 – 3:33 ____________

21.       3:33 – 4:35 ____________

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