Hooks and riffs are parts of popular music looked at in KS3. This Hooks and Riffs quiz is about the technical vocabulary, effects and composition forms featured in Unit 10 of the KS3 Curriculum on music.
Pop songs often feature hooks and riffs. A hook is a musical phrase that stands out and is easily remembered. Hooks are often repetitive and they usually grab our attention. They are often said to be what makes a song popular with listeners.
A riff is a series of notes, a chord pattern or a musical phrase that is repeated. Riffs may form the introduction to a song and are often repeated throughout. Guitar riffs are the most famous type and they're common in pop music, rock music, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
In the words of Victor Hugo, "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." So, express yourself in this music quiz!