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  • Created on: 26-04-14 16:06
Tierce de Picardie
Finishing a minor piece with a major chord
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Additive Rhythm
Starting with a simple rhythm and then making the rhythm progressively more complicated.
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Isorhythm
A sequence of notes over a repeated rhythm
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Cross-rhythm
Moving the beats of a bar out of their normal positions
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Retrograde
Using a melody in reverse
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Fragmentation
Take a small section of an earlier melody to resuse
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Strophic
Song with no chorus
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Sonata-Rondo
Slots the theme in at the start of the development of the sonata
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Fugue
Parts enter one by one announcing the subject then going onto the counter subject and then doing whatever the composer wants :P
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Passacaglia
A slow dance in triple time, featuring variations over a ground bass
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Ritornello
Featuring a theme that returns in different keys throughout the movement
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Card 2

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Starting with a simple rhythm and then making the rhythm progressively more complicated.

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Additive Rhythm

Card 3

Front

A sequence of notes over a repeated rhythm

Back

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Card 4

Front

Moving the beats of a bar out of their normal positions

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Using a melody in reverse

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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