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The Role of Form

Music depends on form to a great extent. The word “form” in music simply refers to the structure of a song. There are some established forms that you will be immediately familiar with, as they define most of the modern music that people listen to. Classical has its own forms, such as the rondo and the symphony. It’s easiest, however, to understand the concept of form by first understanding how it’s described in terms of music theory.

Describing Forms

Forms are usually labeled with letters to make them apparent. Each part of the song is given its own alphabetic label, with the first part of the song being labeled A. In some cases, the label is altered slightly, such as A becoming A1, to describe a slight change in a particular part of the piece. In popular music, the basic version of the most common form used is: verse, refrain, verse, refrain, bridge, verse,refrain. If you were to express this form in the A, B, C lettering system, you could do it in several ways.

A, B, A, B, C, A, B would be the most basic

A, B, A1, B, C, A, B would be more specific if the second verse was slightly different than the first.

In most cases, breaking down a song into its basic A, B, C form will prove sufficient.

Classical Forms

Classical forms are far more complex than the forms used in popular music, in most cases. Musical statements are made, refined, developed, changed and remade within the same piece quite frequently. As an example, one of the most famous of classical forms is called the fugue. A well-known example is Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. A fugue form consists of an exposition, a development and a recapitulation, in its simplest form.

The fugue, however, is not always this way. In some forms, the texture of the music is as important as the structure. The fugue form relies heavily on counterpoint—a type of melodic construction—and key, which largely defines the form, in some examples.

Sonata form is, on the surface, nearly identical to the fugue form, having the same major components. This form, however, develops the themes differently than the fugue form and, eventually, became more popular than the fugue form. Sonatas develop themes by using keys very creatively, but within an expected set of norms. Typically, the theme is switched to the dominant key or the relative major key in the second section. In the third section, the composer is typically allowed great freedom to develop the theme further. This form has been developed and redeveloped extensively over the years. The music of the past tended to be more rigid and involved in its traditions, while modern musicians are oftentimes quite a bit more creative with how they adapt this form.

Analyzing classical music is an art in and of itself. There are many more forms to explore in this genre, such as binary form and the rondo form. With flute world you can actively expand your musical horizons. For access to over 16,000 flute instruments, accessories, sheet music, and CD’s, turn to www.fluteworld.com.

Improvisation

Improvisation is sometimes recognized as a component skill of a well-rounded musician and sometimes described as a skill in and of itself. It requires, above all other things:

  • An intimate knowledge of your instrument or voice
  • Reflexive knowledge of the music accompanying your performance
  • The ability to use scales and other frameworks as the bases for novel musical inventions
  • Feeling

The last thing, by far, is the most important. In order for a musician to make a connection with their audience while they’re improvising, the piece they’re creating has to come from within themselves. If the improvisation is a display of shallow virtuosity, the audience will tire, as it sounds like you’re practicing. If the improvisation is hesitant and timid, the audience will not become engaged.

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Where We Serve

Flute world serves customers not only in North America, but also Australia, Europe, Israel, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, etc. With www.fluteworld.com, you can enjoy top brands and the best quality whether you are in North America, Australia, Europe, Israel, Mexico, South America, or New Zealand. For flute orchestra sheet music or flute books, you can turn to sales with a professional.

The Broad View

You could study Western music for the rest of your life and only get a small view of the actual breadth of the musical landscape. World music uses different conventions, different scales, different textures and different rhythms. The music of any given culture is an important reflection of its artistic values and its overriding aesthetic sensibilities. From the most exotic and rhythmic tones of Native American singers to the incredible melodic and rhythmic constructions of North Indian classical music, the world is full of riches to explore and to learn from.

Pavane for Flute Orchestra

PavaneThe first arrangement of this piece for full flute orchestra!  This arrangement is scored for 4 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute and Contrabass.

This charming and popular piece was written in 1887. Obtaining its rhythm from the slow processional Spanish court dance of the same name, the Pavane ebbs and flows from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool, somewhat haunting, Belle Epoque(French for “Beautiful Era”) elegance. The piece is scored for a small orchestra and optional chorus.

A typical performance lasts around seven minutes.

Guo Flutes are now available!

Guo FlutesFlute World is now stocking Guo Flutes and Piccolos!  Try out a Grenaditte or New Voice Flute in C, or a Grenaditte or New Voice Piccolo today!

Grenaditte has similar acoustic properties to bamboo-wood, but without the disadvantages of tonal fluctuations, the risk of cracking and the high costs associated with wood instruments.

New Voice instruments are made from a composite material which is super light-weight, and is actually lighter than the standard Grenaditte flute. The sound is brighter and much like that of a regular metal flute.