The new completed and expanded edition of the manual for students which allows gaining knowledge about the concept of musical form, characteristic for particular epochs and musical styles, about the elements of a musical work and their influence on the artistic expression of a work. It broadens the knowledge of musical notation, musical terminology, and repertoire of various musical styles through the ages.
In particular lectures, the author explains the notions of the musical form, musical analysis, and notions helpful in analytical considerations of the means of composing technique. Individual lectures concern period forms, rondo forms, variation forms, fugue, vocal forms, and classical sonata form. In the construction of the chapters, the author includes notes on the historical development of a given form, its characteristics, principles of its analysis, examples of analysis, and exercises.