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) refers to the overall structure or plan of a piece of music, and it describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections. In the tenth edition of
The Oxford Companion to Music
defines musical form as "a series of strategies designed to find a successful mean between the opposite extremes of unrelieved repetition and unrelieved alteration. "
describes form through
and difference: difference is the distance moved from a repeat; a repeat being the smallest difference. Difference is quantitative and qualitative; how far different and what type of difference. According to Middleton, musical form is "the shape or structure of the work. " In many cases, form depends on statement and restatement, unity and variety,
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Study Guide for Musical Form A Complete Outline of Standardized Formal Categories and Concepts by Robert T. Kelley
A Practical Guide to Musical Composition by Alan Belkin
Morphopoiesis: A General Procedure for Structuring Form by Panayiotis Kokoras
Song structure (popular music)
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