Music Theory
Arranging
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Conclusion

In music, form describes the order in which the composer presents their ideas. Although it would be easy to simply memorize and regurgitate the structures and forms presented in this chapter, keep in mind that these forms are meant to serve as a springboard for your ideas. They are more like tools rather than steadfast rules.

Composition Assignment

At this point you may have realized these composition assignments are leading somewhere. For this lesson, consider everything up to this point as the A section for an original composition; compose a 16 measure B section for your piece. Start with a melody, add a functional chord progression, and then turn that chord progression into a rhythmic accompaniment.

Since that’s a considerable amount of work, the assignment won’t be due until the next section.