Ternary

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Definition

A B A – 3 part form: an A section followed by a B section, which is a different melody, than a return to the A section.

'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' is an example of a melody composed in ternary form.

Examples


Explanation of Ternary (or ABA) form

Related concepts

  • ABA (N4 & N4 Tech)
  • Binary (N5 & N4 Tech)
  • AB (N5 & N4 Tech)