Commenting on musical themes

Commenting on musical themes.

Commenting on musical themes.

The musical theme is a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based. The theme is usually announced in the first measures. In classical music, or generally speaking, there are lots of different theme types: sentence, period, hybrid and compound themes, small ternary and small binary. Deep analysis of each and every theme type is essential to understanding and performing a musical piece.

That is the reason why Juan Rezzuto, director at WKMT started analysing theme types. At Pianist AID, we truly recommend these analyses.

The link below will lead you into an article about The Period– one type of theme, eight measures long and contains two four-measure phrases called Antecedent and Consequent.

The Period: Sonata Analysis

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