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Section 13.8 Summary of Phrases in Combination

Number of Phrases Form Melodic Scheme Cadence Info
2 phrases Parallel Period a a' Less conclusive then
more conclusive
Contrasting Period a b Less conclusive then
more conclusive
Phrase Group a a' Ends with HC
Phrase Chain a b Ends with HC
Repeated Phrase a a Same cadence twice
3 phrases Asymmetrical period a a b or
a b b
Ends with most
conclusive
Phrase group a a b or
a b b
Ends with HC
Phrase Chain a b c Ends with HC
4 phrases Double Period a b a b' or
a a' a a" or
a a' a b
HC–HC–HC–AC or
IAC–IAC–IAC–PAC or
IAC–HC–IAC–PAC
Repeated period a b a b or
a b a c or
a a' a a'
Less conclusive then
more conclusive
formula repeated
Table 13.8.1.