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1

Binary

Two-part form. (A, B) or (AABB)

2

Phrase

A short, musical idea. Like a sentence.

3

Form and structure

Describes the order of the sections

4

Ternary form

Three-part form. (A, B, A) or (AABBAA)

5

Theme and variations

Presents a theme, then several modified versions of the theme

6

Rondo

Alternates A section with other sections. (ABAC) or (ABACADA).

7

Sonata form

Similar to ternary, but more complex.
Exposition, development, recapitulation

8

Exposition

Section where the composer presents two themes.

9

Development

Experimental theme section
Modulation
Longest section of the sonata

10

Recapitulation

Restates the main theme

11

Concerto

Like a sonata, but there is a soloist with the orchestra

12

Cadenza

Section at the end of a piece with an elaborate solo

13

Symphony

Contains multiple forms in one piece.
Written for an orchestra
Contains four movements