The Anatomy Of A Song

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Anatomy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is over how music and songs are generally built, for example: Differences between verse and chorus, lyrics and melody, harmony, intro's and vamps.  Musical terminology is also included in this test.  Prior knowledge necessary.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A repeated segment of a song, where the music and words usually stay the same is called the what?
    • A. 

      Verse

    • B. 

      Introduction

    • C. 

      Chorus

    • D. 

      Vamp

  • 2. 
    Songs are generally built upon the use of what?
    • A. 

      Layers coming in and out

    • B. 

      One thing at a time

    • C. 

      Silence

    • D. 

      Everything at once

  • 3. 
    The part of a song where the words change is called the what?
    • A. 

      Chorus

    • B. 

      Verse

    • C. 

      Ending

    • D. 

      Intro

  • 4. 
    Which part of a song usually happens at the beginning?
    • A. 

      Finale

    • B. 

      Intro

    • C. 

      Vamp

    • D. 

      Chorus

  • 5. 
    Which person usually makes the most in royalties when a song is performed?
    • A. 

      Arranger

    • B. 

      Listener

    • C. 

      Composer

    • D. 

      Publisher

  • 6. 
    The person who writes the song is called the what?
    • A. 

      Composer

    • B. 

      Arranger

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Publisher

  • 7. 
    The person who puts the music and words of a song together, but doesn't necessarily writes them, is called the what?
    • A. 

      Composer

    • B. 

      Publisher

    • C. 

      Arranger

    • D. 

      Agent

  • 8. 
    In the music business, when a song is played on the radio or TV, the composer/writer gets a percentage of money. This is called what?
    • A. 

      Hitting gold

    • B. 

      Bling

    • C. 

      Show me da money

    • D. 

      Royalties

  • 9. 
    When a song can be used and performed by anybody who wishes, it's described as being what?
    • A. 

      Public domain

    • B. 

      Royalty bound

    • C. 

      Free

    • D. 

      Out of jail

  • 10. 
    Someone who writes the words to songs but PERFORMS them as well, is sometimes called what?
    • A. 

      Cool

    • B. 

      A singer/songwriter

    • C. 

      Talented

    • D. 

      a show off

  • 11. 
    Fill in the blank with the best choice:On garage band, when you compose a piece you not only hear it but you _____   _____.
    • A. 

      Feel it

    • B. 

      See it

    • C. 

      Taste it

    • D. 

      Love it

  • 12. 
    Garage Band is a great composition tool because you don't have to do what to succeed?
    • A. 

      Have a good sense of creativity

    • B. 

      Listen well

    • C. 

      Read music

    • D. 

      Have patience

  • 13. 
    An example of somebody's music that is now public domain is who?
    • A. 

      Josh Groban

    • B. 

      Brittney Spears

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

    • D. 

      JS Bach

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