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Music: AOS 1 ­ Western Classical Music


Ground Bass

Most popular in the 17th and 18th Centuries, a ground bass is a way of varying a theme. It
will contain a bass ostinato where the bass always stay the same and a melody which keeps
changing.

The bass is usually…

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Section A normally ends in a perfect cadence to sound like a whole piece.
Section B can modulate into a related key but will return to the original key
and ends with an imperfect cadence.

When the music goes back to A for the second time it can either be…

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