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Building Phrases & Form

  • Study of Strophic, Binary, Ternary, Theme and Variations Form
  • Creating Melodies in Each Form

Building Phrases & Form

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:08
  • Strophic Form AA 0:35
    • AA
    • Example of AA: Michael Row Your Boat Ashore
    • Let's Listen
  • Binary Form AB 1:50
    • AB
    • AB: Blowing In The Wind
    • Let's Listen
    • Analyzing This Melody
    • Binary Form
  • Ternary Form ABA or AABA 4:18
    • AABA: The Rock Star Form
    • Example of ABA: Yesterday
    • Let's Listen
    • Analyzing This Melody
    • Start Listening
  • Theme and Variations A A1 A2 A3 6:53
    • A A1 A2 A3
    • Example: Hot Cross Buns
    • Example: Ah! Vous Dirai-Je Maman
  • Example I: Create a Melody In Strophic Form 9:16
  • Example II: Create A Melody In Binary Form 12:33
  • Example III: Create A Melody In Ternary Form 18:25
  • Example IV: Create A Theme and Variation 21:02