Form

introduction | ending | interlude | extension of phrase | shout chorus


EXTENSION OF PHRASE

Music is normally written in phrases of four or eight bars. Songs of 32 bars length will usually be comprised of eight four-bar phrases or four eight-bar phrases. Extended, and sometimes truncated phrases, are not uncommon in jazz writing. This is one of many ways to bring variety and interest to your writing. The following examples make good use of this technique.


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