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Department
Music
Course
MUSIC101
Professor
David Gramit
Semester
Fall

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Sonata Form – The heart of the classical style – Oct. 5 The feel of Classical form - Classical form makes more sense the more you have a feel for the forms and the expectations they encourage - One of the main expectations is resolution -That need to be clear accounts for the homophonic textures and clearer phrasing we’ve heard Distinctiveness – Themes are distinct from the transitions around them Repetition – You expect a theme to be repeated when it’s introduced Cadences – Themes are often closed off with several clear cadences Clarity, Tension and Resolution all come together in the sonata form - Expanding ternary form: A B A’ - OR: a musical version of a basic plot – the quest - In its own terms: Exposition
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