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Further Form in Modern Pop

  • Further Exploration of Modern Pop
  • Studying and Analyzing Two Pop Songs

Further Form in Modern Pop

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • Exploring I ii vi IV Progression 0:17
    • Exploring This Progression in Bb
    • Played on the Keyboard
    • Write it Out
    • Try it in a Different Key
  • Lyric Pacing 3:09
    • Katy Perry's Firework
    • Analyzing the Pacing
    • The Pre-Chorus
    • Analyzing the Pacing
    • Baby You're a Firework
    • Make 'Em Go Oh Oh Oh
    • Firework's Lyric Pacing
  • Melodic Line 5:41
    • The Melodic Line
    • Write it Out
    • The Intervals
    • This is the Melodic Line
    • The Pre-Chorus
    • On the Keyboard
    • Pre-Chorus Melody
  • Example I: Analyze Verse 1, Firework 10:43
  • Example II: Analyze Verse II, Firework 14:46
  • Example III: Analyze Pre-Chorus, Firework 17:56
  • Example IV: Analyze Chorus, Firework 22:33