Phrase in Music: Definition & Structure


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A period in music has how many phrases?

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1. The ending of a phrase in music is called a _____.

2. In music, the first phrase in a period is called the antecedent phrase, and the second phrase is called a _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive and printable quiz and worksheet combo can be used to gauge your understanding of the definition, types and use of phrase and phrasing in a musical composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • The mark that dictates how certain notes should be grouped
  • The number of phrases in a period
  • Another name for the ending of a phrase
  • Term for the second phrase in a period
  • The definition of phrasing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow the student to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related article on phrase in music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of phrasing
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the second phrase in music

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, use the lesson called Phrase in Music: Definition & Structure. The lesson focuses on the following subjects:

  • Define the word, 'phrase' in regard to music
  • Differentiate between weak and strong cadences
  • Explain why, if the phrasing is constant in a piece of music, it may sound different when performed by different musicians or singers