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Danlee Mitchell and
Jack Logan, Ph.D.
Basic patterns of repetition, variation, and contrast:
These six basic patterns
of repetition, variation, and contrast form the basis for the structural
design of melodic material, the accompaniment to melodic material, and
the structural relationships of phrases and sections of music. When these
basic patterns are reflected in the larger sectional structure of complete
works of music, this level of musical structure defines the larger sectional
patterns of music.
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