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Binary

    A Binary Piece

    The Minuet

    Baroque Suite

      Allemande

      Courante

      Sarabande

      Air

      Menuet

      Gigue

Ternary

    A Ternary Piece

    Another Example

Compound Ternary

    An Example

    The Minuets

    Another Example

Rondo

    A Rondo Example

Sonata

    A Sonata

Forms Summary

Contrapuntal Compositional Techniques

    The Canon

    The Invention

    The Fugue

      After the Exposition

      Other Techniques

Phrases, Periods and Motives

    What is a Phrase?

    What is a Period?

    Parallel Period

    Contrasting Period

    Double Period

    Other Periods

    What is a Motive?

Other Tutorials:

Reading Music

Intervals

Scales

Chords

Harmonic Functions

Rondo Form

In the rondo form, section A is repeated several times with new sections presented between each repetition. Follows the basic form:

We can add more sections as in the following example:

Section A can be repeated with variations. Composers generally try to achieve some contrast between section and the use of differet keys for different sections is very common.

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