Level: National 5
Two-part form - music in two sections: A then B. These sections may be repeated.
Listen to an example
Listen to this excerpt of a Scottish dance played on accordion. You will hear a reel played unaccompanied by the accordion and cued, then repeated with an accompaniment. To help you understand the shape of this excerpt a voice-over will guide you through the music.
- Binary (National 5)
Compose an 8-bar melody, then repeat it with a few small changes. This is your section A.
Compose a different 8-bar melody which contrasts with the first section, then repeat it with some changes. This is your section B.
Your composition now lasts for 32 bars:
- 16 bars of section A
- 16 bars of section B.