I searched here and online but came up with no term for that...even in the songwriting glossaries...
Theres this really cool website called Google. I done a search there and "Viola`" there was the answer... just like magic.
I felt compelled to give the answer here.
An intro is usually short, no more than 4 measures, and may be the last part of the chorous or some other little melodic phrase. An outro is usually the melody of the verse or chorus, fading out. If you do a distinct ending without fading, it is called a tag.
There are other components of songs that can be considered. For example, what is often termed a pre-chorus is a short tag of four to eight bars at the end of a verse, but before a chorus begins.
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Oh, your welcome!
I've always used it and heard it used to refer to a usually short bit near the end of the form that's repeated (or tagged) as an ending. Often it's some chords right before the resolution to the final chord. Tags can also be little modulations or extended progressions that delay getting (back) to the final chord(s).
A tune whose chorus ends with:
C D-7 G7 C
Could be tagged as:
C D-7 G7 D-7 G7 D-7 G7 C
C D-7 G7 E-7 A7 D-7 G7 C
or a million other ways...
I used chords to illustrate, but it is often a vocal/melodic phrase that is tagged. This usually lines up with a logical chunk of chords.
Hope this helps.
p.s. My Google search found mostly ID3 MP3 tags and meta tags for videos. Phrases with simple words can be difficult to nail down in searches.
Like two peas in a pod....Tag, you're it Tracey...Dont get excited matt, me and true are closer pals then you can imagine.
I was only playing with her, and she knows it. It was meant to sound very sarcastic, and apparently it did.
haha - yeah, somebody actually PM'd me and told me you we're only joking.
Sorry - it's just that people can get so nasty in these forums with each other.
Sorry I butted in !