music related question?

what is meant by the 'hook'?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

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