Music Pattern Analysis of K-POP

K-POP의 음악 패턴 분석

  • Received : 2013.01.11
  • Accepted : 2013.03.20
  • Published : 2013.03.31


K-POP is getting population at the all over the world. K-POP is based on the hook song that made using repetitive lyrics and melody. The characteristics of the music is a bit simple and cheerful rhythm and melody easy to sing along, interesting lyrics and great dance skills. K-POP is spreading to various countries via various social networking services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. K-POP dominated by the digital music market, showed a growing tendency to shorten the length of music, to create a music that can give a strong impression. And 60 second pre-listening function increased music used the chorus in the first part. But it was generated the result that made obscures the configuration of the music and the meaning of the lyrics. In this paper, we study the characteristics of K-POP music and will present three directions of the hook song music production. Finally, we compared to Kangnamstyle of Psy using the proposed three standards.


K-POP;Hook Song;riff;music pattern