Music Vocab- Structure

Structure/form
Overall shape of a composition
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Binary
A form with two sections, A and B, usually repeated. A usually modulates from tonic to dominant or relative major. B returns to tonic via other keys.
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Introduction
Opening pasaage or section which prepares for the first main idea (e.g in a song the piano has an introduction)
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Phrase
Short passage of music comparable to speaking or writing. 2 or four bars long
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Rondo
A form comprising several statements of a main section interspersed with contrasting episodes. Simplest- ABACA, A is recurring and B and C are episodes.
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Sonata form
Large scale from which evolved in the classical period. It combines elements of binary and ternary form
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Ternary
Form with three sections (ABA). Opening is repeated, B provides contrast
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Strophic
Has the same or similar music for each stanza of the poem being set
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A form with two sections, A and B, usually repeated. A usually modulates from tonic to dominant or relative major. B returns to tonic via other keys.

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Binary

Card 3

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Opening pasaage or section which prepares for the first main idea (e.g in a song the piano has an introduction)

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Card 4

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Short passage of music comparable to speaking or writing. 2 or four bars long

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Card 5

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A form comprising several statements of a main section interspersed with contrasting episodes. Simplest- ABACA, A is recurring and B and C are episodes.

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