No matter your favorite genre of music, generally the song lyrics are structured in the same way.
Parts of Popular Songs (Lyrics)
- Intro* -- unique section before 1st verse
- Verse -- 2 or more sections; different words, but similar music and lyrical structure.
- Chorus (aka: refrain, hook, etc.) -- section which is repeated in song
- Bridge* -- connects 2 parts of song; different musically and lyrically; may replace 3rd verse; “pleasant surprise”
- Outro (aka: coda, tag, etc.)* -- additional “lyrics” tagged on after the final verse/chorus
Watch and listen to the following and see if you spot the parts. Which parts? Where?
Try to spot the parts in your favorite songs.
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