STRUCTURE OF RAP
INTRO: A small space of time “typically 4 bars but sometimes shorter or longer” that is at the beginning of the song.
HOOK (CHORUS): The hook aka the chorus is typically the busiest part of the song. This is the high point in the song and often times carries some type of melody. The hook is typically 8 bars in length and is usually repeated 3-4 times throughout the duration of the song.
VERSE: The verse is typically 16 bars in length, usually repeated three times throughout the song and has fewer instruments than the hook. The verse is usually a low point in the song as there are less instruments during the verse so the lyrics can be the main focal point without to many distractions.
OUTRO: The outro is a small space of time which is usually 4-8 bars and is at the very end of the song after the last hook.
Intro – Hook – Verse – Hook – Verse – Hook – Outro
Intro – Verse – Hook – Verse – Hook -Verse -Hook -Outro
Intro – Hook – Verse – Hook – Bridge – Verse – Hook – Outro
In pairs, rearrange the pieces of the rap in front of you into what you think is the correct order.
Once you have done this, label each part "Intro", "hook" or "verse" depending on what you think is it.
Check the answers before glueing them into your book!