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Music - Structure and Form
Terms in this set (20)
Structure and Form
These are words that describe the way musical ideas are arranged and ordered in a composition.
Music in a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice. So it has a structure of AABB Section A usually goes from Tonic to dominant/relative minor, Section B goes through other keys and then back to the Tonic
Music in a structure consisting of three sections, where the first and third section are musically identical (or nearly so) and the second/middle section contrasts to these sections in some way.
Call and response
One part leads, the others play or sing a balancing phrase (common in African music.)
A piece of music in which a refrain is repeated between episodes ABACA etc.
Theme and Variations
Simple theme which is then varied when played again several times.
Sonata (1st definition)
A piece in 3 or 4 movements for solo instrument (sometimes with accompaniment)
Sonata (2nd definition)
A form used in the first movement of a sonata or symphony. Consisting of: Exposition (musical material is played for the first time), Development (the composer plays around with the material e.g. in different keys), Recapitulation (music is heard in the original form again).
Minuet and Trio
A piece of music split into three sections, the first and third sections are called the Minuet and are musically identical. The second/middle section is called the trio and slightly constrasts the Minuet sections. Both the Minuet and Trio are 3 beats in a bar.
Scherzo and Trio
Faster version of Mineut and Trio (music split into 3 sections. 1st and 3rd sections identical and called the Scherzo sections. 2nd section different and called Trio section). Not necessarily 3 beats in a bar.
Each verse of a song has the same melody.
Each verse of a song has a different melody, enabling the composer to be sensitive to the meaning of the words.
A song ('aria') usually in an opera or oratorio, in Ternary form.
Repeating bass line over which the melody/melodies are composed
The name given to the combination of keyboard instrument (usually harpsichord) and bass instrument (usually cello) which provide the 'continuity' i.e. fill in any missing harmony (common in Baroque music).
A solo sectionin a concerto where the soloist plays difficult, showy music. Near the end of the first movement in a conventional concerto.
Part of a song where the words are usually different each time.
Part of a song where the words are usually the same each time. This section usually contains the hook.
A section traditionally of 8 bars inserted in a song to provide contrast (sometimes called the Bridge.)
Symmetrical 8 bar phrases
8 bar phrases that balance each other exactly.
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