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Name: Musical Form
ID: m11629
Language: English (en)
Summary: Musical form is the wider perspective of a piece of music. It describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections, akin to the layout of a city divided into neighborhoods. In an A-type form, the focus is on continuity; in an A/B-type, on contrast.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: form, music, musical form
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML plus QML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu), Elizabeth Gregory (elizabeth.gregory@gmail.com)

Latest version: 1.13 (history)
First publication date: May 29, 2003 10:10 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jan 11, 2007 11:05 am -0600

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Version History

Version: 1.13 Jan 11, 2007 11:05 am -0600 by Elizabeth Gregory
Changes:
Added a Supplemental Link.

Version: 1.12 Jan 5, 2007 3:07 pm -0600 by Elizabeth Gregory
Changes:
Added a note concerning Flash.

Version: 1.11 Sep 19, 2006 10:04 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
Changed abstract

Version: 1.10 Sep 9, 2006 3:37 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
small revision

Version: 1.9 Dec 17, 2003 1:51 pm -0600 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
added .tt and .int files for interactive example

Version: 1.8 Dec 12, 2003 11:21 am -0600 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
fixed typo

Version: 1.7 Dec 1, 2003 12:03 pm -0600 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
fixed typos and term tags, changed names of location of files so they are found

Version: 1.6 Oct 30, 2003 9:56 am -0600 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
Edited out last paragraph

Version: 1.5 Oct 27, 2003 12:27 pm -0600 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
Revised last paragraph

Version: 1.4 Oct 25, 2003 8:02 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
small change

Version: 1.3 Oct 25, 2003 7:20 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
Revised several paragraphs

Version: 1.2 Oct 25, 2003 6:48 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
reordered and revised paragraphs

Version: 1.1 Oct 13, 2003 12:52 pm -0500 by (None)
Changes:
First version with a few errors to be corrected Real Soon Now (TM).

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