Main Periods in Music: Contrasting, Double & Parallel


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In music theory, a period is composed of two or more _____.

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1. What is the relationship between the two cadences in a musical period containing only two cadences?


What sort of period is transcribed below?


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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz what you know about the three main periods in music with these assessments. You'll be responsible for answering questions on key topics such as the things that periods are composed of in music and the relationship between the cadences in a musical period with only two of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these additional topics on periods in music:

  • Period that has two different musical ideas
  • Musical ideas in a double period
  • Name for the first half of a musical period

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of cadences and how they're connected to each other in a musical period with only two cadences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a musical period is made of and the term for the first part of a musical period
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of musical period with two separate musical ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about the musical concept of the period, feel free to read or watch the lesson called Main Periods in Music: Contrasting, Double & Parallel. Here are some of the key ideas you'll be exploring:

  • Explanation of a half cadence
  • A perfect authentic cadence
  • Examples of different types of periods