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Formal sections

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In music a section is "a complete, but not independent musical idea" (Bye 1993, p.51). Types of sections include including introduction or intro, exposition, recapitulation, verse, chorus or refrain, conclusion, coda or outro, fadeout, bridge or interlude; or a sectional form such as binary form.


  • Bye, L. Dean (1993). Mel Bay Presents Student's Musical Dictionary. ISBN 0871663139.

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