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Composer Big George, uses a range of musical examples ranging from Beethoven to ABBA to explain the power of a musical hook. Various examples of good hooks are used to demonstrate their importance in creating a successful composition. Music from the Eurovision Song Contest is used to show how failing to create a catchy hook results in a less successful composition. It is explained how the use of successful hooks contributed greatly to the success of the music by the Beatles.
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19 May 1999

Classroom Ideas

Use this clip when learning about Pop Music. Ask students to name as many songs as they can with a memorable hook. Lead a class performance of a song with a catchy hit such as Waterloo.

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