Classical Music Periods- Baroque

Handel’s Harpsichord. The great bulk of the repertoire for harpsichord was composed during its first historical flowering, the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Introduction

“A belief in music as a potent tool of communication.”

Baroque Instruments were quite different from modern ones.

The characteristics of Baroque music.

Some of Church Modes
Tonality in C major with chord progressions (functional Harmonies)

“Tonality is an organized system of tones (e.g., the tones of a major or minor scale) in which one tone (the tonic) becomes the central point for the remaining tones. In tonality, the tonic (tonal center) is the tone of complete relaxation, the target toward which other tones lead.”

Monody: Style of accompanied solo song consisting of a vocal line, which is frequently embellished and simple. (From TheFatRat piano cover)
Pachelbel’s Canon: mm. 15–18.
Basso continuo provides the harmonic structure of the music by supplying a bassline and a chord progression. The phrase is often shortened to continuo, and the instrumentalists playing the continuo part are called “the continuo group.”
Basso continuo provides the harmonic structure by supplying a bassline and a chord progression. The phrase is often shortened to continuo, and the instrumentalists playing the continuo part are called “the continuo group.”

Other Features

Musical forms

Genres

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