The researcher of this essay "Baroque and Classical and the modern song" explores how the Baroque or Classical period may have influenced a modern song. The Baroque period refers to the styles of music that prevailed between 1600 and 1750. …
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“Black Star shows off the many facets of Yngwie’s singular style” (Walster 95). Yngwie writes following the musical theory’s rules and the Baroque counterpoint. A very good example of his style of writing is the song “Black Star” from his debut LP Rising Force, that reflected many examples of Baroque and classical writing. “Black Star” has a form that adjusts into the A B A C A B A, though the ending of the song is improvised in that the song does not get back to A after the second B section. Instead, the song reaches the end with the improvisation of C section. Numerous facets of Yngwie’s guitar playing reflect in the song “Black Star”. The song starts with a prelude that, in a way, is suggestive of Bouree of Bach in the E minor. The harmony becomes reminiscent of the standard chamber music when it comes in with guitars, though the fact that the song is played with the electric guitars brings in the difference. At the end of the passage, there is an exposition which employs the use of volume swelling along with an echo effect and volume knob that releases the sound like spiccato that is a technique of classical violin. The theme melody of the song “Black Star” is based upon a mode of E harmonic. The song proceeds toward the B key that is the dominant, and provides an example of yet another gesture of the Baroque-classical harmonic used by Yngwie. Yngwie plays the piece quite symmetrically that makes him mimic the classical violin. In addition to that, Yngwie played bass line in “Black Star”.
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As Bach’s remarkable chorale cantata which depicts a religious theme based on the substance of the Scripture’s Book of Psalms, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” embodies baroque music due to its flexible melodic variations that allude to sacred or godly exultations typically resembling the church’s operatic chants.
The term “classical music” is a very broad one, referring to the mainstream music produced between the mid-16th century and the beginning of the 20th century: a time also known as the common practice period. But the term can be stretched back as far as the 8th century and as far forward to today.
The period is also characterized by the greater use of instruments, multiple interweaving of melodic lines and the use of bass instruments. Musical instruments that were used in the medieval period include: lute, vielle and psaltery, flute, Shawn, trumpet and the bagpipe.
The best music however was played during special ceremonies and occasions such as weddings and royal funerals. The music that the modern society has benefited from the influence of the classical music due to a variety of
Music has changed throughout the ages in a dramatic form. The classical period in music has been generally accepted to have risen between 1750 to 1830. This period falls between the romantic and the Baroque periods. On the other hand, Baroque period has been the most influential as it marked the introduction of all musical devices.
The art of music has been in existence over the centuries and has been used in various ways and occasions over time. Music can be used to express state of emotions or to communicate an idea or perspective concerning a certain subject. For listeners, music is arguably considered to have a soothing and relaxing effect.