How do we know we are listening to Baroque music?

In this lesson, we will find out what makes music sound 'Baroque'. We will learn about Baroque instruments and how they differ to the ones we use today. We will explore methods of varying texture through counterpoint, and create our own melodic ideas to be played in canon.

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Quiz:

How do we know we are listening to Baroque music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which instrument would we find in the Baroque period?

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Q2.Which instrument does not belong to the Baroque period?

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Q3.Which two instruments are in the basso continuo?

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Q4.What is the ripieno?

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Q5.What is the difference between a Baroque orchestra and a modern symphony orchestra?

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Q6.What is contrapuntal texture?

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Q7.What is contrapuntal/polyphonic texture?

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Q8.What is counterpoint?

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Q9.What word describes when a part joins in the canon?

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Q10.What is a canon?

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Q11.How would you play something in canon?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How do we know we are listening to Baroque music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which instrument would we find in the Baroque period?

1/11

Q2.Which instrument does not belong to the Baroque period?

2/11

Q3.Which two instruments are in the basso continuo?

3/11

Q4.What is the ripieno?

4/11

Q5.What is the difference between a Baroque orchestra and a modern symphony orchestra?

5/11

Q6.What is contrapuntal texture?

6/11

Q7.What is contrapuntal/polyphonic texture?

7/11

Q8.What is counterpoint?

8/11

Q9.What word describes when a part joins in the canon?

9/11

Q10.What is a canon?

10/11

Q11.How would you play something in canon?

11/11

Lesson summary: How do we know we are listening to Baroque music?

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