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Olly: Terminology of song analysis15 Feb 2006 14:38
Hi there

i am trying to uderstand what is meant by terms such as square 8 and 2+2+2+2 and 2+1+4 etc

Also i see in a song it refers to a chord the IV/IV - I am familiar with secondary dominants but I have not heard or IV/IV only V/IV can anyone explain this to me?

Thanks a lot - This really is an amazing site
1.PD 19 Feb 2006 06:12
Square phrasing means that all melodic lines are either 2 or 4 measures long and the section is 8, 16 or 32 measures long. It's a kind of symmetry thing.
IV/IV is like a secondary subdominant. Pitch-wise it's the same as bVII chord, but the IV/IV emphasises its relation to the IV chord in the neighbour (usually following the IV/IV chord)
2.Olly 20 Feb 2006 10:55
Ok, I think I get that ! Thanks a lot
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