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Music Analysis of:

LINKIN PARK
Artists and
Composers MORGAN KIPP
MUSIC 1010
Chester Mike Shinoda Rob Bourdon
Bennington

Joe Hahn Dave Farrell

SONGS CHOSEN: • LEAVE OUT ALL THE REST


• SHADOW OF THE DAY
• THE CATALYST

Brad Delson
Leave Out All the Rest Listening Guide Song Length: 3:18
Timing Form Descriptions

0:00-0:23 Section 1: Exposition The song begins in minor with 3


repeating piano chords and soft
electronic sounds, with percussion
entering at 00:14 subtly for 10 seconds
leading into the 1st Verse.
00:24-00:45 Section 2: Verse 1 The percussion increases and the first
verse begins, so voice enters and the
song continues in minor. The piano also
continues as well as the electronic
sound effects.
0:46-1:18 Section 3: Chorus This section starts in minor then switches
to major and the tempo increases in
the drums and they become louder,
the singer's voice becomes harsh, and
guitar enters. Piano stops.

1:19-1:40 Section 4: Verse 2 Switches from major back to minor,


with soft percussion and soft piano, as
well as softer vocals.

1:41-2:13 Section 5: Chorus See Section 3. Chorus repeats.


Leave Out All the Rest Listening Guide Continued
Timing Form Descriptions

2:14-2:28 Section 6 Electronic sounds enter with guitar


and percussion. Starts in Major.
Ends with a lingering guitar strum.
2:29-2:54 Section 7: Chorus See Section 3. Chorus repeats.
Repeats last line of chorus twice.
The second time is in minor.
2:55-3:18 Section 8: Chorus See section 3. Chorus repeats. Last
line repeats twice. The second
time is in minor.
Shadow of the Day Listening Guide Song Length: 4:50
Timing Form Descriptions

0:00-0:21 Section 1: Exposition 3 slow notes followed by 3 fast


played on the drums repeated
while guitar is playing softly. There
are also inserts of electronic sounds
in ABA format. The drums perform in
ABA and ABABBA
0:22-0:39 Section 2: Verse 1 The music continues the same in
minor and the vocalist starts singing.

0:40-1:30 Section 3: Chorus The music continues the same in


minor, but mid chorus it changes
adding a more wistful electronic
noise and the vocalist and
instruments change to major. Drums
and Cymbals in the background.
1:31-1:40 Section 4: Verse 2 The song goes back to minor and
the sounds follow the exposition
format again. Vocalist begins again.

1:41-1:58 Section 5: Verse 3 Music continues to the same minor


beat. Vocalist's voice stays minor.
Shadow of the Day Listening Guide Continued
Timing Form Descriptions

1:59-2:47 Section 6: Chorus See Section 3.

2:48-3:06 Section 7 Guitar takes over in major and is


the loudest instrument you can
hear playing in ABAA consistently
along with the sounds of the
percussion of drums and cymbals
in the same format.
3:07-3:24 Section 8: Partial Chorus See Section 3.

3:35-3:41 Section 9 See section 7.

3:42-4:00 Section 10: Partial Chorus See Section 3

4:01-4:50 Section 11 Finishes strong in major continuing


like Section 7 then switches to
minor and slowly fades out.
The Catalyst Listening Guide Song Length: 5:40
Timing Form Descriptions

0:00-0:31 Section 1: Exposition Starts with an ominous guitar chord


and an organ begins to play.
Drums begin in 8th notes and
turntable starts.
0:32-1:00 Section 2: Verse 1 Instruments continue like in the
exposition , but highlight the organ
sounds and vocals enter.
1:01-1:13 Section 3: Pre-Chorus 1 Vocals get louder and the
turntable is highlighted in this
section.
1:14-1:32 Section 4: Chorus Section starts with turntables and
percussion in 8th notes, toward the
end electric string instruments and
drums are in the spotlight.
1:33-1:42 Section 5: Turntables play, and there are
electric percussion sounds played
in an ABAB pattern of 8th notes.
1:43-2:11 Section 6: Verse 2 See Section 2
The Catalyst Listening Guide Continued
Timing Form Descriptions

2:12-2:24 Section 7: Pre-Chorus See section 3.

2:25-2:42 Section 8: Chorus See Section 4.

2:43-3:06 Section 9 Electric keyboard solo in ABAA


format very fast in tempo along
with drums. Continues in major.
3:07-3:26 Section 10: Chorus See Section 4.

3:27-5:16 Section 11: Bridge Song switches to minor playing


electric keyboard chords in a
faster tempo and piano chords
softly and in a slower tempo. The
drums and cymbal are in the
background as it is doing rounds of
minor and major throughout the
bridge section.
5:17-5:40 Section 12: Outro Fading out from the bridge the
piano takes over and hits a lasting
note that slowly fades into the end
of the song.




• BORN ON MARCH 20, 1976.
• USED TO WORK FOR BURGER KING






 BORN ON JANUARY 20, 1979.
 YOUNGEST MEMBER OF LINKIN PARK.
 PLAYING DRUMS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

 PLAYED IN RELATIVE DEGREE






 BORN ON FEBRUARY 8, 1977
 HIS NICKNAME IS PHOENIX.
 BASSIST OF LINKIN PARK.
 ORIGINALLY PLAYED CHRISTIAN PUNK MUSIC.
 LEFT XERO AND CAME BACK.
 BORN IN LOS ANGELES DECEMBER 1, 1977
 ORIGINALLY PLAYED THE TRUMPET NOT GUITAR.

 MET MIKE SHINODA IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.


 GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR'S IN COMMUNICATION.

 PUT OFF LAW SCHOOL.


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