Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can't Stop

Step 1 - Prepare (copy and paste this section)

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1 - 'Can't Stop' featured on the album 'By the Way'.

2 - It was released on January the 24th, 2003.

3 - The video was inspired by the artist Erwin Wurm.

My Resources: The video above and this bass tab.

Step 2 - Rehearse (copy and paste this section)

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Step 3 - Perform (copy and paste this section)

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Step 4 - Analyse (copy and paste this section)

Talk about dynamics or how loud the music is. Research: Loud, soft, powerful, crescendo, diminuendo, dynamic range, forte, piano, sforzando.

Talk about or draw the structure or how the music is put together. Research: Section, verse, chorus, bridge, ternary form, binary form, ABA, rondo, canon, sonata form.

Talk about or visualise the instrumentation or the instruments/voices you can hear. Research: Strings, brass, percussion, woodwind, band, synthesiser, acoustic, electric.

Talk about and demonstrate the melody - a progression of single notes that form the tune. Research: Pitch, step, leap, range, chromatic, interval, imitation, sequence, riff,.

Talk about and demonstrate the beat/tempo/rhythm - how time is organised. Research: Accent, stress, waltz, 4/4, 6/8, time signature, quavers, crotchets, pulse.

Demonstrate tonality by playing your song's scale. Research: Scale, major, minor, modal, modulation, key, key change, pentatonic, diatonic.

Discuss timbre - sound quality. Research: Bright, dark, compressed, mastering, reverb, harsh, resonant, clear, saturated, distorted, metallic.

Discuss and demonstrate harmony - notes that are being heard at the same time. Research: Chords, arpeggios, 7th chords, major, minor, power chords.

Discuss and justify Texture - the density/layers of sound. Your song will either be monophonic, homophonic (melody and accompaniment), polyphonic, or heterophonic.

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Step 5 - Evolve (copy and paste this section)

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Step 6 - Compose (copy and paste this section)

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Congratulations! You have reached the end of your musical journey... You may now select a new piece of music that provides you with enough challenge to develop your musicality even further. Consider using a different instrument or working as part of a team if you haven't already.