11. Melodic structure

Peter McNeaney
November 7/2023

Secondary Dominants

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Musical Form

Phrase

A phrase is a unit of musical meter that has a complete musical sense of its own, built from figures, motifs, and cells, and combining to form melodies, periods, and larger sections.

In common practice phrases are often four bars long.

Period

A period consists of two phrases, antecedent and consequent, each of which begins with the same basic motif. A period is a musical element that is in some way repeated.

A period is a group totaling about 8 bars


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