Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms


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What is the correct form analysis for the following musical excerpt?

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1. In music, what is a phrase?

2. Which of the following correctly represents ternary form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly test you on the important terms related to musical structure. A few questions will provide you with a musical excerpt, and you will then need to identify the correct form analysis. You will also need to identify and apply the correct meaning of the various types of musical forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure that you understand the following topics:

  • What a phrase is
  • Ternary form
  • Binary form vs. ternary form
  • The definitions for 'antecedent' and 'consequent'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phrasing, binary, and ternary forms lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ternary form and correctly interpret a representation of it
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as phrase and antecedent

Additional Learning

Make sure to read or watch the corresponding lesson, Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms. This partner lesson will help you deepen your knowledge even more. You will complete the following objectives:

  • Understand how forms build in complexity
  • Discover how phrases relate to sections
  • Apply what you've learned to analyze clips from well-known songs, like 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'