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|This lesson is part of the Rhythm, Meter & Form category.|
- Students will be familiar with common large forms such as sonata allegro, da capo aria, and march form.
- Students will be familiar with macroformal structures such as song cycles, operas, oratorios, musicals, and concept albums.
- Hutchinson, Music Theory for the 21st-Century Classroom:
- Shaffer, Wharton (eds.), Open Music Theory:
- Kenrick, Elements of a Musical: "The Book (Libretto)"
- Jarvis and Peterson, "Detour or Bridge? Contrasting Sections and Storytelling in Musical Theater"
- Discussion and definition of the concept of formal analysis, and of common large-scale forms
- Formal analysis of music in different genres and time periods
- Creation of a compositional formal blueprint based around two or three given melodies or motives
- Comprehension questions
- Formal analysis of written and recorded music
- Creation of a formal blueprint for a piece to meet given criteria