Structure. How music is organised.
Binary Form – A,B. (AA,BB)
Ternary Form – A,B,A (AA,BB,AA)
Rondo Form – A,B,A,C,A,D,A etc
Theme and Variation – A, A1, A2, A3 etc
Strophic – Repeating verses with the same melody. Often used in hymns and Lieder.
Through composed – A structure that changes throughout the piece.
Ground bass – A repeating bassline that provides the harmonic structure to a piece.
Canon, Round– A melody started in different parts at set intervals. (Similar to fugue)
Cadenza – A solo section in a classical concerto. - Improvised virtuosity.
Verse and chorus – Popular song structure (Also includes Introduction, bridge and middle eight). Large structures - Concerto, symphony, sonata, oratorio
Chamber Music – string quartet, wind quintet, concerto grosso.