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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

What is a Phrase?

We can divide the first section of the Bach's minuet we used to present the binary form in two phrases (shown with different colors):

Cadences are normally used to end a phrase. In this case the first phrase ends with a half cadence (V) and the second one with a perfect authentic cadence.

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