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Echo (see Collins dictionary) derives from the Greek word ἠχώ, and means a softer, delayed repetition of the same sound, in the physical sense caused by reflection. So it does not relate to a dance. I learned, that in the French Ouverture the Echo movement is no softer repetition of an earlier movement, but alternates between stronger and softer passages (...


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Echo pieces usually have, as in this one, a short phrase that is repeated, often softer, as if an echo. In Bach's piece the repeat is not literal. You will hear it at the end of longer phrases when the last beat is repeated softer and without harmony. Bach cleverly messes with the metre during these echo moments.


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Is there any classical music written specifically for dances? I think I don't [know] any. You have essentially answered your question - albeit, by excluding much of the classical music that was composed specifically for the purposes of dancing to it... Also, there are quite a few misconceptions in your question. For starters, you seem to have a ...


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If you are talking about the style of dancing, reggaeton dancing is usually associated with a style called Sandungueo or Perreo, originating out of Puerto Rico in the '80s. Perreo basically translates to "grinding", so you can imagine! However, reggaeton fusion is taking the original Sandungueo style of dancing and incorporating hip-hop, salsa, or other ...


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Is it the bass not starting until the second beat, making the first beat sound like an anacrusis? There is an anacrusis, but it's in the bass. There is also an elision. Beats 2-4 in bar 1, the bass, are the anacrusis. When that line continues to beat 1 of bar 3, it forms an elision... ...blue highlights elisions. First and second phrases in green and red. ...


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I call the piece that I am composing, Valse Quasi una Sonata, which translates to Waltz almost like a Sonata One thing to have in mind: The terms "sonata" and "sonata form" are two entirely different matters, and that can be quite confusing. Sonata is originally an instrumental composition as opposed to a cantata which is a vocal composition. But that goes ...


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You'll keep it coherent in exactly the same way you would if it was in 4/4, 6/8 or any other time signature. The essence of Sonata form is presenting two themes in contrasting keys (the Exposition), messing around with them in a variety of keys (the Development) then repeating them, but both in the same key (the Recapitulation). You might consider a bit ...


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I see no problems with keeping a waltz in sonata-allegro form coherent. I've composed tougher and more aberrant sonata-allegros. A ragtime sonata-allegro, compete with properly repeated strains of conventional length...a heavy metal sonata-allegro...a 20th century-style toccata in sonata-allegro form, complete with the increased dissonance typical of 20th-...


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I think you make good point to exclude stylized dances like Baroque keyboard suites where the music fits the general meter and tempo of dance styles, but wasn't actually used for dance accompaniment and ballet where the audience did not dance. Having acknowledged that there was classical music written with the intention to accompany actual social dancing. ...


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