Answer

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Definition

  1. A short musical phrase that follows on from a 'question' phrase. The phrases are usually the same length and often have similar note values.
  2. In a fugue, after the subject is played, the same tune appears in another voice or part in the dominant (a 5th higher or a 4th lower). This is called the answer.

Examples


Listen to the question and answer phrases in the violins from the start until about 30 seconds in.

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