Flashcards in Reading: Musical Form and Musical Style Deck (6)
The "shape" of a piece of music.
Elements of form:
Rhythm, dynamics, tone colour, melody, harmony, and texture.
Does form have to do with emotional quality?
What two basic factors create musical form?
Repetition and contrast.
A general category of music determined partly by the number and kind of instruments or voices involved, and partly by its form, style, or purpose. "Opera," "symphonic poem," and "sonata" are examples of genres.