Category Archives: AoS5 Structure and Form

Structure and Form

How different sections of a piece are organised.
Binary form: AB
Ternary form: ABA1
Rondo Form: ABACA
Song Form: verse, chorus, verse, chorus
Sonata Form: Exposition, Development, Recapitulation (extended ternary form)
Strophic: A, A, A
Call and Response: form for two or more performers. One performer will sing or play a musical phrase (Call); another performer or group of performers will sing or play a phrase in response
Theme and Variations: Variations on a musical statement/tune

Here are two presentations to revision:

Structure 1

Structure 2

Dynamics, Structure and form keywords

Structure & Form
binary         ternary            call & response          rondo         theme & variations
sonata        minuet & trio              scherzo & trio
strophic          through-composed              da capo aria
cyclic            popular song forms            ground bass         continuo            cadenza