Rondo Form in Music: Definition & Examples Video


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In a rondo, the theme is sometimes called by another name. What can it also be called?

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1. What do you call the musical material that is different from the theme?

2. A rondo with sections labeled ABACABA would be considered a what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Composers use different techniques to keep a piece of music balanced and appealing. Questions on this quiz and worksheet address the structure and repetition of the rondo form of music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Many questions on this quiz focus on the theme in a rondo and ask you about its:

  • Place in the form
  • Alternate name
  • Musical differences

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - apply what you know about rondos to evaluate patterns of repetition
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate the music of the theme with the rest of the piece
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about where the theme occurs in a rondo form

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about how the rondo works, review the lesson Rondo Form in Music: Definition & Examples. After the lesson, you'll know more about:

  • Purpose of musical forms
  • Aspects and examples of a rondo
  • Length and organization of a rondo