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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


Structure and Form podcast – Rondo/Theme and Variations

Structure and Form podcast: rondo/theme+variations (right click to download)