Contrasting verse–chorus form
Songs that use different music for the verse and chorus are in contrasting verse–chorus form. Examples include:
Songs that use the same harmony (chords) for the verse and chorus, such as the twelve bar blues
, though the melody is different and the lyrics feature different verses and a repeated chorus, are in simple verse–chorus form
. Examples include:
Simple verse form
Songs which feature only a repeated verse are in simple verse form (verse–chorus form without the chorus). Examples include:
and with a contrasting bridge:
Both simple verse–chorus form and simple verse form are strophic forms
- ^ RMS 1 Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music, 1400-1550, edited by Herbert Kellman and Charles Hamm in 5 Volumes. Vol. I A-J (Volume 1), American Institute of Musicology, Inc. (1 January 1979), ISBN 1595513116
- ^ http://www.gfpm-samples.de/Samples13/appenfrei.pdf, retrieved March 27, 2021
- ^ The Life and Death of Tin Pan Alley, David Ewen, Funk & Wagnalls; First Edition (1 January 1964) ASIN B000B8LYVU
- ^ https://www.britannica.com/art/Tin-Pan-Alley-musical-history, retrieved 27 March 2021
- ^ Michael Campbell & James Brody (2007), Rock and Roll: An Introduction, page 117
- ^ Covach, John. "Form in Rock Music: A Primer", p.71, in Stein, Deborah (2005). Engaging Music: Essays in Music Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-517010-5.
- ^ Doll, Christopher. "Rockin' Out: Expressive Modulation in Verse–Chorus Form", Music Theory Online 17/3 (2011), § 2.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Covach (2005), p.71–72
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