The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49574   Message #748889
Posted By: wysiwyg
16-Jul-02 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
Subject: RE: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
Yeah, Jim, that sounds more like it... G, G, G, dow dow dow C, C, C..... ???

In spirituals, then, the hook would be whatever was on the originator's mind when they struck off into song... the verses and responses (choruses) might float, zip, or vary from there but they would retain some contextual relationship to the hook...