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CLIP 5339

Composition - song structure

Composition - song structure

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Key Info
  • Composition - song structure
  • Duration: 04:11
  • An explanation of how contrasting ideas can be used to build up a piece of music, using both pop music and modern classical music as examples. AABA is identified as a common pop song structure and the presenter explains how more sections can be added to expand the structure. Composer Errollyn Wallen describes her experience of being a contemporary composer. Focusing on structure she describes how she uses contrasting ideas to build up a piece of music and how she makes use of linking sections to create a seamless and flowing composition.
  • Subject:



    Melody and Harmony

  • Keywords: structure, melody
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to introduce and/or reiterate the use of the AABA structure when composing a pop song. Use to encourage young people to create their own structure identifying the sections using letters ie A, B, C.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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