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Year 10 Music Term 2 Listening Task

Due: Week 5
Select a genre and use the scaffold to complete an analysis of one of the following
songs:
Rock - Silverchair Straight Lines
Heavy Rock - Foo Fighters No Way Back
Indie-Rock - The White Stripes Seven Nation Army
Experimental Rock - Radiohead Morning Mr Magpie
Dance Pop - Pink Get the Party Started
Teen Pop - One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
House - Daft Punk Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
R & B - Beyonce Single Ladies
Country Pop - Taylor Swift You Belong With Me
Soul - Alicia Keys Fallin
Roots Rock - John Butler Trio Funky Tonight

Characteristics of your chosen style


Record the characteristics listed in the
reading material

-use of distorted guitars


-prominence given to the lead guitar riffs,
improvised solos and melodic fillers
-importance of riffs as a structural element
-heavy drumming techniques with strong,
driving rhythms
-extremely loud volume
-harsh vocals
-improvised and extented guitar solos that
seek to push the boundaries of technical
possibility
-lyrics that can be antisocial or controversial

Use the first verse to complete your analysis, except for when writing about structure
and expressive techniques when you will need to refer to the entire song. Write in point
form only.
Performing Media
List the performing media used
and list their roles (melodic,
rhythmic or harmonic)
Tone colour
Describe the tone colour of the
vocalist (s)

melody- vocal tenor


rhythmic- drum guitar
harmonic/rhythmic- electric guitar
agressive
powerful
strong
husky

Pitch

tonaity- E major

Tonality
What key is the piece in? Does it
modulate? If so, to what key and
when does this change occur?

melody- register is low


his vocal range is D2-E5

Melody
What register does the singer use
in the opening verse?
Describe their range in the
opening verse?
Draw the contour or notate the
melody for each line of the first
verse?

contourthe melody can be described as mostly steps and is


mostly smooth.
harmonythe harmony is played with a electric guitar and is
being strummed while being played on a distortion
pedal.

Harmony
How is the harmony played in the
first verse? Is there a bass line?
What is the harmonic rhythm?
Duration

moderato

What is the tempo?

4/4

What is the time signature?

the vocal melody has mostly quavers towards the


middle of the verse but has an equal amount of
minims

Describe the use of rhythm in the


first verse? Notate the rhythm for
the first line of the vocal melody?
Expressive Techniques
What is the dynamic level of the
first verse? Does this change
throughout the song? How?
What instrumental or vocal
techniques are used in the first
verse?

Texture
What type of texture is used in the
first verse
(monophonic/homophonic or
polyphonic)?

the dynamic level of the song is moderately loud


towards the beginning each verse and the bridge
while the chorus and the middle and end part of the
verse are loud
techniques used are the guitar being played on the
distortion pedal to give it a rock affect (cremolo)
the vocals are legato

homophonic

Is it dense or sparse?
Draw the texture of the first verse
Structure
Outline the structure of the song

intro/riff
verse 1
chorus
riff
verse 2
chorus
riff
verse 3 (instrumental)
chorus
outro/riff

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