music related question?
what is meant by the 'hook'?
- ḂṘḬḀṄṄḀLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
A musical hook can be a riff (like the guitar figure at the beginning of "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones), a rhythmic hook (like the manic tom-tom drums that open "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris), or a sound effect hook (like the revving motorcycle engine at the beginning of "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf).
Oftentimes, the musical hook for a song, or the "money" hook — the one that sells the song — is not technically an element of the songwriting itself, but a part of the song's arrangement.
That's is one thing indie composers try to stay away from, since most serious composers do not consider it a part of musical composition.