7 Answered Questions for the topic musical forms

What is "Sonata-Allegro form" and what other similar forms should I be aware of?

There are lots of classical pieces called "Sonata", and they usually have 3 movements. But there are guitar Sonatas by Paganini that only have 2 movements! And I heard there's a crazy Tchaikovsky... more
Musical Forms Composition Theory Analysis

04/27/19

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism? (e.g., 20th century painters: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger) The basic definition of Cubism calls for the... more

04/16/19

what is a "leitmotif" and by whom has it been introduced into music language?

after debating about Paraphrase in music and whether "paraphrasing" could mind something different I came to the question, that someone has been used the first time the German term of "leitmotif"... more

03/19/19

What is the most convoluted standard musical form?

In musical composition, we tend to reuse sections of a piece in patterns that are referred to as "musical forms". Some basic examples of these that I know of are ABA, AABA, ABAB, and the rondo form... more

03/16/19

The meaning of Coda?

What does "Coda" mean in music? I don't understand, and it appears in many articles about "sonata form" but I still don't know.

03/15/19

What makes a piece a nocturne?

I am wanting to compose a second nocturne. I composed my first one about a year ago and pretty much all the feedback I got was that it should have been written in 3/4 instead of 4/4. I wonder if... more
Musical Forms Composition Theory Analysis

03/14/19

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?(e.g., 20th century painters: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger)The basic definition of Cubism calls for the use... more

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