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CLIP 5337

Composing a pop song

Composing a pop song
Key Info
  • Composing a pop song
  • Duration: 05:41
  • The process of composing a pop song is described. This includes breaking down the structure of a pop song and describing the function of each section. A range of musical examples are used to demonstrate and emphasise each point which is made, including music by Nirvana and The Corrs.
  • Subject:



    Contemporary Music

  • Keywords: chords, verse, hook, chorus, middle 8, dynamics
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to introduce song writing. Use to explain traditional song structure.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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