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1

The early Baroque was a reaction against the ___ and...

Madrigal and the complicated nature of Renaissance music, including word painting.

2

Recitative

A new style of early Baroque solo singing that aimed to join together features of music and speech.

3

Where did the early Baroque originate?

Venice.

4

The early Baroque signalled a shift from counterpoint to ___.

Homophony.

5

In the early Baroque, music was becoming much more controlled and systematic. True or false?

True.

6

The Baroque lasted from ___ to ___.

1600-1750.

7

Rhythms became more ___ in Baroque music.

Definite, regular, and insistent.

8

True or false? The Baroque had subtle, floating rhythms.

False.

9

True or false? Bar lines were used for the first time in the Baroque.

True.

10

Basso Continuo / Continuo

(1) A set of chords continuously underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music; (2) the instrument(s) playing the continuo, usually cello plus harpsichord or organ.

11

Ground Bass

An ostinato in the bass.

12

Another name for ground bass:

Basso Ostinato.

13

Ostinato

A motive, phrase, or theme repeated over and over again.

14

What historical musical period developed the major/minor modes?

Baroque.

15

Functional Harmony

From the Baroque period on, the system whereby all chords have specific interrelation and function in relation to music.

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