Flashcards in Conventions Of Pop Deck (23)
What kind of instruments were used in rock n roll?
Acoustic ones like guitars, double bass, drum kit and piano
What kind of venues were used for rock n roll?
Venues tended to be small dance-halls, clubs or concert halls
Name some musical features of rock n roll
A fast tempo, 4.4 time signature and verse chorus structure
How fast is the rock n roll tempo?
165 - 185 beats per minute
What key is rock n roll in?
What is the time signature of rock n roll?
What chord structure is there for rock n roll?
A 12 bar blues chord structure using primary chords
What are the vocal phrases like of rock n roll?
Short often with repeated patterns
What is there between voice and accompaniment?
Call and response
Name one solo artist and group from rock n roll
Little Richard soloist
Bill Hayley and the Comets group
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
What became essential to project sounds of rock anthems?
Use of electronic instruments and amplification as effects like distortion and reverb became the norm
Give some features included in rock anthems
4.4 time signature, a long intro, high male vibrato voices, repeated patterns, strong chorus
Name some rock anthem songs and their composers
The final countdown by Europe
Eye of the tiger by survivor
What are pop ballads of the 70s 80s and 90s?
Generally romantic or sentimental songs that tell a story
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
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
What are present day songs like?
Heavily reliant on technology to create and enhance overall effect
What kind of effects are used in present day music?
Effects added to guitars
Effects added to voices
What effects are added to guitars in present day music?
Distortion, reverb, panning
What effects are added to the voice in present day music?
Echo, reverb, filter and panning
Give some recording techniques used in present day music
Multi-tracking, overdubbing pm sampling and looping