Binary – The structure of a piece of music which is divided into two different sections
To remember what binary means use the following mnemonic:
Don't buy this ordinary (binary) song, it only has two sections.
Binary music describes the structure of a piece of music which is divided into two different sections, commonly shown as A and B. The contrast in sound between these sections is often created by a key change.
Examples of binary in a sentence
The song was binary as it only had a verse and a chorus.
I can't write complicated song structures, only binary ones.
Most nursery rhymes are binary in order to keep them simple.