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Ch 19: Baroque Music: Tutoring Solution

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The Baroque Music chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about music from the Baroque period. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the essentials of Baroque music required in a typical humanities course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other humanities work.
  • Identify the Baroque music concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our introductory humanities tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Baroque music and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the fugue, the oratorio, decorative and ornate music, or any other Baroque music topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their humanities learning
  • Prefer learning humanities visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Baroque music unit
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Discover the characteristics of the organ and its effects on Baroque music.
  • Define and explore the rules of species counterpoint.
  • Describe the parts of a fugue.
  • Discuss the histories of the oratorio and operatic music.
  • Learn about ornate and decorative music.
  • Examine the works of Baroque composers in Italy and England.
  • Identify the most notable works of Bach and Handel.
  • List the instruments of a Baroque orchestra.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: Baroque Music: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History

1. The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History

The organ and other keyboard instruments were important catalysts in driving composers to create more complex music in the Baroque era. Learn how the instruments work and why they played such an important role during this time period.

Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples

2. Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples

The use of counterpoint is a significant characteristic of Baroque period music. In this lesson, learn how to define counterpoint, how it was used during the Baroque period, and hear popular examples.

The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples

3. The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples

A fugue is a complex style of composition that was developed during the Baroque period. In this lesson, learn how fugues are made, what characteristic qualities make up the style, and how J.S. Bach influenced the style, and listen to examples.

The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples

4. The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples

The oratorio was significant to Catholic and Protestant church life throughout Europe during the Baroque period. Find out about the oratorio's role in church, influential composers, and why it will make you want to shout 'Hallelujah!'

Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era

5. Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era

Through embellished melodies and newly established ideas of harmonic theory, the music of the Baroque era brought a new sense of musical expression. In this lesson, learn how composers of the era achieved affective music through new influence and a new style of writing.

Concerto Grosso: Definition, Form & Movements

6. Concerto Grosso: Definition, Form & Movements

The concerto grosso is a type of instrumental concerto that was developed during the late 17th century. This lesson discusses the development of the form and its most common characteristics.

George Frideric Handel: Biography, Facts & Compositions

7. George Frideric Handel: Biography, Facts & Compositions

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) is probably best remembered for his masterwork 'Messiah'. Trace his long career and learn more about his life and other great music by him.

Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas: Summary, Myth & Analysis

8. Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas: Summary, Myth & Analysis

In this lesson, you'll learn about Henry Purcell's tragic, powerful opera, 'Dido and Aeneas.' You'll learn about the Roman myth that forms the basis for the opera's story and how Purcell updated that myth for his own time and audience.

Ritornello: Definition & Form

9. Ritornello: Definition & Form

The ritornello, or 'little return,' was the most frequently used compositional technique of the Baroque Period. Let's learn why composers liked it so much and discuss important examples.

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