|WikiProject Music theory||(Rated C-class)|
- Thus much popular music may be analyzed as in binary form, the verse being A and the chorus being B.
I think this is a bit misleading. The term "binary form" is used very specifically for a bipartite structure which moves away from the tonic by the mid-point, and then back to it, and with thematic similarity between the two halves, as the article says. The doesn't fit in with a typical pop (or folk) song, where the verse and chorus are often sharply constrasted melodically, and where the tonal movement typical of binary form isn't followed. Pop songs and so on are really in strophic form with a refrain at the end of each verse. So I think the above sentence should come out. Objections? --Camembert
- Thanks Hyacinth. --Camembert
Added a section on rounded binary. Any objections? Crabbyass 16:31, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
More comprehensive first sentence needed.
The first sentence, the definition, reads, "Binary form is a way of structuring a piece of music." This isn't a very specific or clear definition, and this first sentence should be better. When a person enters "define: binary" into google, this sentence shows up and it's not very useful. Can someone change this first sentence to make it more comprehensive? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whogalt (talk • contribs) 06:52, 18 April 2006