AABBA? Help?

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  1. Steelskin

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    Ok so im trying to gain some understanding...

    So pregressions.. AB, AABB, ABAB, AABBA ect

    Im having a hard time relating that to building a pregression.

    Im not even really sure im on the right path or not.

    Im familiar with ionian and aeoleon, triads, intervals, relatives, modes. Im trying to put all that knowledge to work .

    Can anyone give me a push in the right direction? Maybe be an example?
     
  2. amstratnut

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    So if you have a section of a song that has say 3 chords...A-G-D and a verse is 8 bars long and reapeated twice you have section AA. Then there is a section of a different set of chords. this would be the B section. The amount of repetions of the sections and where they occur determines whether its AABA etc. Hope that helps. Its up to you to identify cohesive section and properly identify it. May take a little practice.

    The best example I can give of AABA is "I've got Rhythm" Find a chart and analyse it.

    Good luck.

    PS with rock music its usually just refered to as verse verse chorus verse bridge etc. Not in that order, just not usually refered to as AABA or AABB etc. Hope that makes sense.
     
  3. Steelskin

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    Thanks for the response! I think that makes sense

    So just to confirm, we could say....

    A-G-D (a) A-G-D (a) G-G-D (b) G-G-D (b) A-G-D (a)
    is that right?
     
  4. fendahbendah57

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    ............huh?
     
  5. The Shedder

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    No "Dancing Queen"???
     
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    Think of each phrase as a section of music, and give it a letter name such as A;
    so a song with 3 musical sections would have an A, B and C section.

    Then you can put the form together, such as AA BB C AA BB A CC or whatever.
     
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    The A's are the Bb Gm Cm7 F7 etc part; the B is the bridge, the D7 G7 C7 F7 part.
     
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    Yes... in most blues, rock, country, and popular music the A is usually called a verse and the B is called a chorus... and if there is a lone C part, that would be called a bridge.
    In jazz, each complete cycle of the progression is usually called a chorus.
     
  9. Steelskin

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    Perfect! Thanks for the info!