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Pop Ballad

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When was the ballad invented and who sung them at the time? The fifteenth century and were sung by wandering minstrels.
What is a ballad? A long song with lots of verses that tells a story.
Give two artists who were essential in writing and performing pop ballads in the 1990's. Take That and The Spice Girls.
What is a singer songwriter and how do they play their music? Artists who sing and write their own music. They accompany themselves with either the guitar or piano.
How does Bob Dylan create a folk feel in 'blowing in the wind'? He sings in a simple diatonic tune in a major key. He also plays simple strummed chords on the guitar.
How does Sting incorporate soul and jazz into his pop ballad 'Seven Days'? He plays in 5/4 time and uses major seventh chords and notes from the blues scale.
How is the lead vocal displayed in a pop ballad? They are clear and unhidden.
What does accompaniment do in a pop ballad? Repetition, inversion and motifs.
What is the structure of a pop ballad? Intro-Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Bridge(Middle 8)-Chorus-Coda.
How do backing singers do their thing? Harmonies, unison, descant and call and response.
Created by: GuyBrazier