chopin quick study gcse music

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  • Created on: 28-05-15 12:00
texture
homophonic, 2 monophonic bars at the start of the coda, B section thicker than A section, broken chords in the acc. of section A
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structure
ABA ternary, coda at end, B section louder than A, long B section
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tonality
section A - Db major and Ab minor, section B - C sharp minor - enharmonic relationship between section A and B - they start on the same note, B section modulates to E major - relative of C sharp minor
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harmony
diatonic, A and B section ends on imperfect cadences, dominant peddle note in A section, changes to tonic peddle in B section, same ambiguous Ab chords in sect b
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tempo/rhythm
rubato - go faster at one point, slower at another, moderately slow, 4/4, steady quavers playing rhythmic ostinatos, syncopation
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melody
use of ornaments, use of chromatic notes, legato cantablie (smooth singing style), ostinato in left hand imitating raindrops - falling motifs, A section 4 bar phrases, B section, 8 bar phrases
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dynamics
wide dynamic range, pp-ff, many crescendos and diminuendos, start p and ends pp
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structure

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ABA ternary, coda at end, B section louder than A, long B section

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tonality

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harmony

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tempo/rhythm

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