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ABA form

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Rachel Lane

on 30 May 2014

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ABA Form ABA form is when a theme (A) is repeated several times, with new sections (B,C,D...) between each repetition. If I were to draw ABA form.... If I were to find ABA form in a building... If I were to find ABA form in rhythm... A B A Dances of The Dolls (1953) By Dmitri Shostakovich
Soviet Composer/Pianist
Mvt 1: Lyric Waltz
Mvt 5: Jocular Waltz
ABA form Section A(0:00- 0:39) Section A is characterized by the waltz-like feel and the "boom-chick-chick" pattern in the left hand. Section B (0:40-1:12) Section B is characterized by the almost constant eighth note patterns in the right hand. Section A (1:12-1:40) Section A returns. The opening theme is repeated, but the music is quickly resolved into a ending. A Da capo al Fine An italian phrase that means to return to the beginning of the piece and play to the end (the fine) ABA Form A B A A B A B Section A is characterized by the highlighted pattern (both rhythm and melody) Section B is a more rhythmically driven section. The eighth note patterns and eventual absence of the "boom-chick-chick" pattern gives the B section a "rhythmic kick". Section A (2:01-2:35) Section B (2:35 -3:29) The performer follows the Da capo al Fine marking to the beginning of the piece, which causes the A section to return again. Section A (2:35-4:03)
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