Rock 1 Midterm

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Rock 1 Midterm
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  1. 1. What is a Rock Style Beat? What are the characteristics of Rock Style Beat?
    4 beat feel w/backbeat
  2. Country = 2 beat regular rhythm
    • Rock & Jazz/Swing = 4 beat regular rhythm
    • Funk = 16 beat
  3. 2. What is the most commonly used rock song form
    • Verse/Chorus
    • Chorus = most memorable part of a song
    • Verse = storytelling lyrics of a song

    • Other parts:
    • Intro
    • Pre-chorus (in-between verse and chorus)
    • Interlude (instrumental section)
    • Bridge (new section to create contrast)
    • Outro (Ending)
  4. 3. What is syncopation?
    Accenting rhythms other than the regular rhythm.
  5. - Creates rhythmic tension
    • - Creates good beat feel
    • - Key element of most rock styles
  6. 4. What is a riff and how are they used in rock music?
    Short, memorable and easily retained melody

    • · Between 2 to 7 notes
    • · Easy to retain and catchy
    • · Easy to remember
    • · Used by both vocalists and instruments
    • · Initiated by space or pauses
    • · Repeated with regularity to maintain listeners interest
  7. 5. What are the core vs. optional instruments in rock music?
    • Core
    • Vocals and Rhythm Section
    • (Electric guitar, Electric Bass, and Drum Set)

    • Optional
    • Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Electric Keyboards, Synthesizers
    • · Supply rhythmic support
    • · Different sounds
    • · Substitute core instruments
  8. 6. What are the characteristics of folk music from the British Isles? (Early Pre-Rock Styles)
    • · Ballads (simple, sad songs with lyrics that tell a story) and Jigs (dance music)
    • · Country music’s ancestor
    • · A story told in plain everyday language
    • · Sung with an untrained voice
    • · Heterophony (multiple versions of the same melody, played simultaneously)
    • · Verse/Chorus & Strophic song forms
    • · Up tempo dance rhythms

    • Influence to future rock style
    • · Verse/Chorus song form
    • · Storytelling Lyrics
    • Pioneer Artists
    • · Barbara Allen
    • · Old Joe Clark

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