Features of the Baroque style of music

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  • Features of the Baroque style of music
    • Ornamented melodic parts.
    • Major/ minor key created. Replaced old system of notes
    • Diatonic chords of I, IV, V, II and VI
    • Organ and harpsichord adopted into playing bass.
      • "basso continuo" - continuous bass.
    • different musical textures
      • Monophonic
      • Homophonic
      • Polyphonic
    • wide spread use of one affection or mood.
    • contrasting dynamics, eg- loud and soft.


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