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I'm a lower-mediocre graduate student in mathematics. I'm interested in non-commutative algebra.


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accepted What are these aspects of song structure called?
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
@reinierpost Thanks a lot!
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
@Luke Ah, I see. I meant the motif. That's how I understood the article you linked too.
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
Yes, exactly. The song is iambic, and there are four iambs in lines 1 and 3 and three iambs lines 2 and 4.
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
Thank you, I'd never heard of meter as a musical term. But if I understand correctly, that counts syllables rather than bars right? So my example would rather be 8,6,8,6 (with occasional irregularities). 5,4,5,4 is more of a foot count than a syllable count. But the actual foot count is 4,3,4,3. There are the extra, almost empty, bars in each line.
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@Luke I don't understand your last comment.
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
I'm basically asking two questions. 1) What am I describing when I say that there are 18 bars per stanza in this song with the 5-4-5-4 division? 2) Is there a name for the concept of "melody" in which variation is allowed for prosodic reasons? It's not melody I think because a melody is a fixed succession of notes, and this not fixed, only fixed to some extent, almost fixed.
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comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
@Luke I'm not sure. This looks like something that's relevant to more complex musical pieces, doesn't it? I've added a link to the song in the question.
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@Luke I don't know what a repeated section is. This melody is not repeated. There is some variation, but very little. The 5-4-5-4 pattern is repeated, and the "general idea" of the melody is repeated. I'm sorry if it's difficult to understand me, but I know music theory only fragmentarily.
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accepted In a song in G major the sound F appears and sounds good. Is there a name for such a phenomenon?
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comment In a song in G major the sound F appears and sounds good. Is there a name for such a phenomenon?
OK, thanks again!