Sonata Form: Definition & Examples


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During which musical era was Sonata form developed?

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1. How many musical themes are typically present in the exposition section of sonata form?

2. Sometimes, Sonata form has an additional closing section called a coda. What does 'coda' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sonata form is one of the most dramatic and influential musical structures, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characteristics and sections of the sonata.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Music
  • Sonata
  • Sections of the sonata

Skills Practiced

You may use this quiz and worksheet combination to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as coda and recapitulation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sonata form
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sonata form

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson entitled Sonata Form: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the characteristics of sonata form
  • Understand the parts of the sonata
  • Know important works and composers
  • Differentiate sections of sonata form