Musical Forms

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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

Phrases, Periods and Motives

A musical work can be divided into sections. The organization of these sections define the musical form of the piece. But each section can be also divided in phrases, periods and motives as we will see.

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