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In form and analysis, the technical term for songs that are organized into stanzas (or verses and choruses) is strophic form. Your songs may be in a type of strophic form. From the Wikipedia article: Strophic form is the term applied to songs in which all verses or stanzas of the text are sung to the same music. The opposite of strophic form, with new ...
Musicology, analysis of music. In this case, you might want to say ethnomusicology.
Unless the class is intended for a specialized purpose, the study of musical structure is referred to as Form & Analysis. Form & Analysis is not relegated solely to song forms, but all types of music. Other types of analytical approaches to musical form relate to a more specific, almost specialized analysis. For example, Small Form Composition, ...
I guess the term you're looking for is Musical Form. Excerpt from the wikipedia page: The term musical form (or musical architecture) refers to the overall structure or plan of a piece of music, and it describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections. Here's an ebook on Musical Form and a physical book on Amazon.
How about morphology ? Morphology, from the Greek and meaning "study of shape". This is the word we use in Greek when we study song structures. For instance, using a morphology book, you could study the structures used in a Fugue, a sonata etc.
The ebb and flow of melodies as notes are arranged to compose a song as well as rhythm and instrumentation preferred by the listener is largely influenced by culture. But there is some biological basis to explain why certain intervals seem to sound more pleasing together that do not depend on cultural influence or prior exposure to music of a particular ...
This has been the subject of some debate for some years. My view is probably a bit controversial. I'm not sure that "good" or "bad" are the proper terms for the sounds of intervals; "good" and "bad" tend to be value judgments not musical judgments. For example, augmented fourths (or diminished fifths) moving to perfect fifths is a component of a perfect ...
Good and Bad are completely subjective, but what does exist are the relative concepts of consonance and dissonance. What this has to do with are the frequencies of the two pitches that make up the interval. As a very simple example, 200hz and 300hz approximate an interval of a perfect 5th (in real life, those frequencies are close to G3 and D4). The ratio ...
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