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1

Tempo of classical pieces

Usually the same throughout

2

Dynamics of classical pieces

Often change but rarely violently

Gradually crescendo and diminuendo

3

Tonality of classical pieces

Major or minor in closely related keys

4

Articulation of classical pieces

Staccato and legato

Careful attention to variety in articulation is important in bringing classical music to life

5

Character of classical pieces

Simple accompaniment

Clear phrasing

Short phrases with sense of balance and proportion

Scale patterns

Melodies often ornamented but less often than baroque

6

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

1750-1820

Mozart and Hayden