Discovering music through listening
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Discovering music through listening

4.1 Rhythmic patterns in Stayin’ Alive

Activity 7 builds on the work completed in the previous section.

Activity 7

Listen again to Audio 1 and decide which of the rhythmic patterns below (symbolised using dots for shorter notes and dashes for longer notes) represents the following lyrics from the chorus of the Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive (heard from c.00:09):

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

(Bee Gees)
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Audio 1: Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive, 00:32–1:02
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This shows the rhythmic pattern options representing lyrics from the Bee Gees ‘Stayin’ Alive
Figure 8 Rhythmic pattern options representing lyrics from the Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive

Discussion

Pattern 2 – – – – ●●● ●●● was the correct visual representation of long and short notes in the chorus of Stayin’ Alive.

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