Unit H15 – Forms and Structure

Continuing to learn about different musical structures, students should learn and play pieces in the following forms:

  • minuet and trio
  • fugue
  • suite
  • rondo

Students may opt to learn just one or two movements from a suite, but should develop some awareness of the stylistic differences between the movements.


  • The above forms are popular styles of classical music, and should be included in a varied repertoire for a broad experience.
  • Discuss the form of each piece with the student. Link it with other pieces they have learned.
  • Set some listening homework by creating a playlist of pieces on YouTube, Spotify, or similar. Include works for other instruments as well.