- Section (music)
In music, a section is "a complete, but not independent musical idea". Types of sections include the introduction or intro, exposition, recapitulation, verse, chorus or refrain, conclusion, coda or outro, fadeout, bridge or interlude. In sectional forms such as binary, the larger unit (form) is built from various smaller clear-cut units (sections) in combination, analogous to stanzas in poetry or sort of like stacking legos.
Some well known songs consist of only one or two sections, for example "Jingle Bells" commonly contains verses ("Dashing through the snow...") and choruses ("Oh, jingle bells..."). It may contain auxiliary members such as an introduction and/or outro, especially when accompanied by instruments (the piano starts and then: "Dashing...").
A section is, "a major structural unit perceived as the result of the coincidence of relatively large numbers of structural phenomena." Episode may refer to a section.
A passage is a musical idea that may or may not be complete or independent. For example, fill, riff, and all sections.
Musical material is any musical idea, complete or not, independent or not, including motifs.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Music of Washington, D.C. — Music of the United States AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA … Wikipedia
Section — may refer to:* Section (bookbinding), papers folded during bookbinding * Section (botany) * Section (category theory), also in homological algebra, and including: ** Section (fiber bundle), in topology ** Part of a sheaf (mathematics) * Section… … Wikipedia
Music For 18 Musicians — Music for 18 Musicians en concert par le Grand Valley State University … Wikipédia en Français
Music for 18 Musicians — en concert par le Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble en juin 2007 Genre … Wikipédia en Français
Music of Cuba — General topics Related articles Genres Batá and yuka Bolero Chachachá Changui Charanga … Wikipedia
Music of Florence — Music of Italy Genres: Classical (Opera) Pop Rock (Hardcore New Wave Progressive rock) Disco Folk Hip hop Jazz History and Timeline Awards … Wikipedia
Music of Alabama — Music of the United States AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA M … Wikipedia
Section 25 — Origin Blackpool, England Genres Post punk, Alternative dance, Electro, Alternative rock Years active 1977–1988, 2001–present Labels … Wikipedia
Music (Madonna song) — Music Single by Madonna from the album Music B side … Wikipedia
Music of Iran — A historical painting from Hasht Behesht palace, Isfahan, Iran, from 1669. General topics Dastgah • Radif • … Wikipedia