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1

Tempo of baroque pieces

Usually stays the same throughout

Sometimes slows down at the end

2

Dynamics of baroque pieces

Not much variation

Whole sections either loud or soft

3

Tonality of baroque pieces

Major or minor in simple related keys

Complex chords and harmonies are rare

4

Articulation of baroque pieces

Legato and staccato

5

Character of baroque pieces

Use of ornamentation

Mood stays the same throughout

One melodic idea often in long phrases

Continuous semiquaver passages common in fast movements

Homophonic or polyphonic texture

6

When was the baroque period and what are examples of musicians?

1650-1750

Bach and Handel