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    Music Experience Descriptions

    â?¢ Choose five examples of musical pieces. Select at least one example each from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Use the University Library, Electronic Reserve Readings for ARTS/100, the Internet, or other resources to
    â?¢ Research and analyze your five selections.
    â?¢ Listen to each selection several times after conducting your research.
    â?¢ Prepare a description of each piece of music. Be sure to list the composition, composer, performer, and style. Describe what you heard. Discuss your understanding of the use of rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, texture, and form in each example. Indicate what you liked and did not like. Summarize your overall impressions.

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    MUSIC EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTIONS

    Choose five examples of musical pieces. Select at least one example each from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Use the University Library, Electronic Reserve Readings for ARTS/100, the Internet, or other resources to research and analyze your five selections.

    BAROQUE
    Baroque is said to derive from the Italian word "barocco," which is means bizarre. SDSU references, "The Baroque period of European musical history falls between the late Renaissance and early Classical periods, that is, roughly the century-and-a-half between 1600 and 1750."
    Reference: http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Baroque_Music1.html

    Popular composers from that era were:
    - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) ... brought Polyphonic sounds
    - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) ... Most famous composition "The ...

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    Proper guidance is provided in terms of how to conduct a musical description analysis.

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