Glossary of sonata form
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- what is a sonata?
- a composition for piano or another insturment which has several separate sections called movements
- what is the normal scheme for the movements of a sonata?
- allegro, adagio, scherzo or minuet, allegro (or presto)
- sonata allegro form
- binary or ternary form, in a key different but closely related to that of the first movement (such as the dominant or relative minor)
- shwerzo or minuet
- ternary form (scherzo and trio or minuet and trio) in the same key as the first movement
- allegro (or presto)
- rondo form or variations, in the same key as the first movement
- what is the first movement of a sonata ?
- sonata allegro
- theme I (tonic key), theme 2(dominant or related key)
- motives based on themes 1 and 2 are developed in various ways
- theme 1( tonic key), theme 2 (tonic key)
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