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Unformatted text preview: , but we also expect unity (our sense that a piece is one whole thing , no matter how much variety it contains). Unity often created thru balance . Some basic formal patterns-Ostinato forms – unfold primarily through motivic repetition (but still balance freedom and order).-Strophic forms – involve repetition (or varied repetition) of complete tune.-Binary form- two sections, each usually repeated; 1 st section usually moves away from tonic, 2d section returns to tonic. Analogous to an arch in architecture, because the two sections are complementary. -Ternary form- three sections, 1 st and 3d of which are identical (ABA). A-section begins and ends in tonic, therefore complete by itself. B-section poses harmonic (and often melodic) contrast, thus requiring return of A-Section....
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- Winter '11
- Musical Form, motivic repetition, basic formal patterns, 2d section returns