02/03/14 Musical Form

Musical Form: organizing the building blocks into a structure

Strophic form: repeated verses, with or without choruses

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’d been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it’s worth it just to hear you say you’re going to give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, cos when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

Binary form: two parts: A-B


Ternary form: three parts: A-B-A

Chopin: Minute Waltz

Theme and Variations

Mozart Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Motivic Development

Beethoven Symphony No. 5, first movement