What is a Refrain in Music?

Often a song or a piece of music will have a Refrain. It is found in all kinds of music, from classical to folk to pop and jazz music. This post will cover everything you need to know about refrains in music, so you can know what to look for. The Definition of Refrain The …

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What is a Bridge in Music?

In music, a Bridge is a very common section found in many different styles of music. It is found in almost every pop song nowadays, and its roots go back to the classical era and even before.  You’ve probably heard it used like the terms verse or chorus as another section in basic song structure. …

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What is a Medley in Music?

Form in music can look and sound like many different things. In our main post on Musical Form which is another way of describing the structure of a piece of music, we identified nine common forms that include the majority of the songs you hear on the radio and at home.  In this post, we’ll …

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What is Through Composed Form in Music?

There are many types of musical Form. From Classical forms like Sonata Form and Rondo to more contemporary ones like 12-Bar Blues and Song form, it is important to learn all of the different types and what makes them unique. In this post we’ll look at music with Through-Composed Form. But first, what is Form …

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12-Bar Blues Form: A Complete Guide

One of the most popular types of form in music is the 12-Bar Blues Form. It is unique in the types of form listed in our post on Musical Form because it is the only one that is not found in classical music at all, but was popularized in Jazz and Blues music.  This post …

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What Is Theme And Variation In Music?

One of the more common musical forms found in classical music is the Variational Form, more commonly known as Theme and Variation Form. It is found in works by many famous composers from the Classical, Romantic, Baroque, and Renaissance periods. This post will answer the question, what is Theme and Variation Form? First however, let’s …

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What is Ternary Form in Music?

Ternary Form is a common type of musical form. You can find many examples of it in classical pieces, as well as more contemporary music. In this post, we’ll be discussing Ternary Form. For example, what is it? And how do you write a piece of music with Ternary Form? First, however, we have to …

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What Is Sonata Form In Music?

In classical music, the Sonata is one of the most popular musical styles, as well-known as the terms Symphony or Concerto. It has its own form that has arisen from its name – this is called Sonata Form, though it’s also known as Sonata-Allegro Form or First Movement Form.  This post will cover everything there …

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What Is Rondo Form In Music?

A Rondo is a very famous style of music that was common throughout the Classical and Romantic eras, and that we still see composed today.  In this post, we’ll look at what Rondo form is, exploring its structure and looking at a few examples. First, however, we’ll recap just what form is in music exactly. …

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What is Strophic Form In Music?

Strophic Form is a type of form used in music. It has been used for centuries, in church music, classical, jazz, folk, and pop music. It gets its name from the Greek word strophē, meaning “turn”, and it is one of the most popular and easily-recognizable musical forms.  This post will go through all there …

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