KS3 Music Quiz
The Song 01
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The Song 01

When you think of music, what comes to mind - a tune, a riff, a symphony? What about a song? Songs are without a doubt the most popular form of music and students in KS3 will study them. This quiz is based upon the requirements set for the final unit of the KS3 music syllabus - 'The Song'.

What is the difference between a song and a tune? Well, a song must include a voice! There are many types of song - ballads, which tell a story, folk songs, which are passed down from generation to generation, pop songs, created by musical artists for financial gain - the list goes on. A song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. But all songs, whatever their style, have words.

Have a go at this quiz to see how much you know about songs, their composition and their style. Take your time and read each question carefully before you pick your answers. And don't forget to read the helpful comments after each question. Good luck!

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  1. Hooks and riffs are a common feature of .......
    Hooks are what 'grab' the listeners attention
  2. Where is a hook usually found in a pop song?
    It's a musical idea or phrase that is intended to be 'catchy' and defining of the song as a whole
  3. What is a riff?
    Be it chordal or melodic. Often played by the rhythm section
  4. What do song words and music often convey?
    Perhaps a reason why songs have been so successful and enduring throughout different times and cultures. They are multi-functional and easily accessible
  5. How are songs often arranged today?
    The other two answers are still used, but technology has become more common
  6. What does MIDI stand for?
    First invented in 1983
  7. Multitrack is a method of .......
    Pioneered in the 1950s by the same Les Paul who invented the solid-body electric guitar (still sold and very commonly used today!)
  8. What is a backing track?
    Backing tracks have done away with the need for a live band
  9. What is meant by 'lead'?
    He/she takes the 'lead' part
  10. A pop ballad is often referred to as .......
    Ballads often tell stories

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