The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49574   Message #749382
Posted By: Jim Krause
16-Jul-02 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
Subject: RE: WHAT IS THE 'HOOK'?
Snuffy, a bridge is a contrasting section to a song. Such songs with bridges are usually constructed this way: First verse
Second verse
Third verse.

The verses have the same melody and usually, but not always have the same rhyme scheme. The bridge may have a different rhyme scheme, or not, but it should have a different or contrasing melody. Some good examples of songs with bridges are:

In musical shorthand, the structure can be labeled AABA. Make sense?