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1

What kind of instruments were used in rock n roll?

Acoustic ones like guitars, double bass, drum kit and piano

2

What kind of venues were used for rock n roll?

Venues tended to be small dance-halls, clubs or concert halls

3

Name some musical features of rock n roll

A fast tempo, 4.4 time signature and verse chorus structure

4

How fast is the rock n roll tempo?

165 - 185 beats per minute

5

What key is rock n roll in?

Major

6

What is the time signature of rock n roll?

4.4

7

What chord structure is there for rock n roll?

A 12 bar blues chord structure using primary chords

8

What are the vocal phrases like of rock n roll?

Short often with repeated patterns

9

What is there between voice and accompaniment?

Call and response

10

Name one solo artist and group from rock n roll

Little Richard soloist
Bill Hayley and the Comets group

11

Where were Rock anthems of the 70s and 80s performed?

At clubs and pop festivals and needed to be powerful and memorable to engage the audience

12

What became essential to project sounds of rock anthems?

Use of electronic instruments and amplification as effects like distortion and reverb became the norm

13

Give some features included in rock anthems

4.4 time signature, a long intro, high male vibrato voices, repeated patterns, strong chorus

14

Name some rock anthem songs and their composers

The final countdown by Europe
Eye of the tiger by survivor

15

What are pop ballads of the 70s 80s and 90s?

Generally romantic or sentimental songs that tell a story

16

What instruments are heard in pop ballads?

Simple acoustic guitar or piano accompaniment. Sometimes there’s a rock band instrumentation including a synthesiser and saxophone

17

Name some pop ballad songs and their singers

Total eclipse of the heart - bonnie Tyler
Elton John - don’t let the sun go down on me

18

What are present day songs like?

Heavily reliant on technology to create and enhance overall effect

19

What kind of effects are used in present day music?

Electronic instruments
Amplification
Effects added to guitars
Effects added to voices
Recording techniques

20

What effects are added to guitars in present day music?

Distortion, reverb, panning

21

What effects are added to the voice in present day music?

Echo, reverb, filter and panning

22

Give some recording techniques used in present day music

Multi-tracking, overdubbing pm sampling and looping

23

Name two songs and their solo artists from present day music

Set the world on fire - David Bowie
Breakin’ Dishes’ - Rhianna