In this lesson, our instructor Cory Hills discusses form variation. He gives an overview of sonata-rondos, minuets and trios, themes and variations, and scherzos by discussing the characteristics of each one. Leading into the Romantic Period, Professor Hills emphasizes that form is rooted in tradition and changes very gradually.
Classical period took pre-determined forms and added/adapted
Sonata-Rondo: blended sonata with the ABACA form of Rondo
Theme and Variations: ABACADAEAFAG…etc
Minuet and Trio: light, triple meter movement of symphony
Scherzo: means joke and took over as third movement in symphony
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.