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Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era Video

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Which of the following are indicators of baroque music?

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1. How did baroque era composers differentiate their music from that of previous generations?

2. What was the doctrine of affections?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Baroque-era music was highly expressive, dynamic and complex. To make sure you understand the musical terms and compositional style of this era, these questions will quiz you on the most important facts and characteristics of Baroque-era music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Indicators of baroque style
  • Ways baroque composers made their music different
  • The Doctrine of Affections
  • Absolute music
  • Figured Bass

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define the stylistic characteristics of Baroque-era composers
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about classical music composition to answer questions about Baroque style music
  • Distinguishing differences - assess how Baroque music differed from classical music from previous generations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this style of music, watch the accompanying lesson called Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn how and why embellishments and ornaments were used in Baroque music
  • Understand the Doctrine of Affections and its application to art forms during the Baroque era
  • Assess the tonal harmony of Baroque-era music
  • Identify how Baroque music treated musical elements such as rhythm, dynamics and melody
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