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#1
ok, so for one of my major assessments for year 11 music, i need to select and perform a piece written in the baroque period
i'm ****ting myself about this whole thing, because i can only play guitar
so im looking for a piece thats not too complex, but would sound impressive to a music teacher
i figure if anywhere, the pit can help me out?
i was thinking either jerryc's arrangement of 'canon in d' or the alexi laiho/roope latvala version of vivaldi's 'four seasons', with a leaning more toward canon
any tips of learning either of these songs, or suggestions for others?
thanks in advance
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#2
Quote by nick_b
ok, so for one of my major assessments for year 11 music, i need to select and perform a piece written in the baroque period
i'm ****ting myself about this whole thing, because i can only play guitar
so im looking for a piece thats not too complex, but would sound impressive to a music teacher
i figure if anywhere, the pit can help me out?
i was thinking either jerryc's arrangement of 'canon in d' or the alexi laiho/roope latvala version of vivaldi's 'four seasons', with a leaning more toward canon
any tips of learning either of these songs, or suggestions for others?
thanks in advance



Four Seasons was classical and Canon was romantic or classical (Not sure)

If you're looking for baroque, look at Bach, his inventions were all very nice baroque pieces, my personal favourite is Invention no 13 in Am.


Baroque and roll to my knowledge wasn't written in the baroque period seeing as Malmsteen isn't THAT old.
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#5
stupid music teacher
gave us an assignment on baroque composers where we had to research seperate ones for each person
i got vivaldi, and my friend got pachelbel
bugger
[EDIT] It's only to research the composer. i can choose any song written in the baroque period
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#6
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#10
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Bach's tocatta and fugue man... so awesome.
Eh, I have a feeling if that were transcribed, the fugue wouldn't even really be a fugue.
#11
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I'd just find a short Bach piece and transcribe it for guitar. He has plenty of those.

There you go. Only problem is finding a good one for one part.

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#12
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Four Seasons was classical and Canon was romantic or classical (Not sure)

If you're looking for baroque, look at Bach, his inventions were all very nice baroque pieces, my personal favourite is Invention no 13 in Am.


Baroque and roll to my knowledge wasn't written in the baroque period seeing as Malmsteen isn't THAT old.


What are you chatting about , "The Four Seasons" was written by Vivaldi , a BAROQUE composer , not classical. Top baroque composers , Bach , Vivaldi , Locatelli , Valentini , Corelli , Palestrini.

Edit: For guitar stuff you would be best off finding pieces written for lute, mandolin or baroque guitar. Of if your proficient enough you could have a shot at a Concert Grosso , perhaps one by Handel.
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#13
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What are you chatting about , "The Four Seasons" was written by Vivaldi , a BAROQUE composer , not classical. Top baroque composers , Bach , Vivaldi , Locatelli , Valentini , Corelli , Palestrini.



To me, the Four Seasons lacked the typical baroque phrasing which was very common with the other composers you listed, especially with Bach, once Bach broke all of those melodic rules that Baroque had set in stone and I'm assuming Vivaldi heard what Bach was doing and attempted the same, it just sounds more classical to me than Baroque.
#14
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Four Seasons was classical and Canon was romantic or classical (Not sure)
Yeah....
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If you're looking for baroque, look at Bach, his inventions were all very nice baroque pieces, my personal favourite is Invention no 13 in Am.
Kind of hard to transcribe for guitar and accurately play when in a hurry while still keeping it an actual invention. Usually, especially for electric, transcribers simplify Bach's keyboard music quite a bit.
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Yeah....Kind of hard to transcribe for guitar and accurately play when in a hurry while still keeping it an actual invention. Usually, especially for electric, transcribers simplify Bach's keyboard music quite a bit.



It seems the TS is in a bit of a predicament then, basically all baroque music required more than one voice and just the melody will be very thin and quite a bit boring.


Also, I'm talking out my ass when it comes to classical and stuff, I'm an idiot
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To me, the Four Seasons lacked the typical baroque phrasing which was very common with the other composers you listed, especially with Bach, once Bach broke all of those melodic rules that Baroque had set in stone and I'm assuming Vivaldi heard what Bach was doing and attempted the same, it just sounds more classical to me than Baroque.


Baroque refers to the timeperoid moreso than the style , for Example Locatelli had some very "classical" sounding pieces (more emphasis on single line melodies and less ornamentation/flashyness and the wonderfull counter-point that is so perfectly displayed in baroque music.

Yet the Four Seasons is undeniably baroque in style to me , it may be more reserved and controlled than other baroque pieces , but it still retains most of the characteristics. And also most of the time follows the typical baroque chord progressions.
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#17
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It seems the TS is in a bit of a predicament then, basically all baroque music required more than one voice and just the melody will be very thin and quite a bit boring.

I thought this myself... What can he really do without backing players?

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It seems the TS is in a bit of a predicament then, basically all baroque music required more than one voice and just the melody will be very thin and quite a bit boring.


Also, I'm talking out my ass when it comes to classical and stuff, I'm an idiot


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#20
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Eh, I have a feeling if that were transcribed, the fugue wouldn't even really be a fugue.


Point made I guess. Might be possible on a bass, two handed tapping. though I assume TS is a guitarist.
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#21
BTW I see youve only been playing for 3 years , in that case you would probably be best off doing Canon in D by Pachabell , as overplayed as it is.

And yes Pachabell is indeed a Baroque composer , despite what others here have said lol.. Never trust guitarists when it comes to non-rock music haha :P (well apart from me and a few others lol)
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#23
Quote by nick_b
stupid music teacher
gave us an assignment on baroque composers where we had to research seperate ones for each person
i got vivaldi, and my friend got pachelbel
bugger


Oh no , having to learn about possibly the greatest peroid of music to ever grace our planet .....

Anyway this was rather confusing , are you saying that you have to research Vivaldi , or that the PIECE you play HAS to be by Vivaldi?
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#24
Canon/ Pachelbel = 100% baroque

go for it
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#25
This thread disappoints. I came in here expecting to get rick rolled by some Mozart, but it never happened.
#27
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Blackbird..
Plug In Baby..
Canon in D..
DIE WALKURE


Weather Report and Muse , Baroque.... die walkure sounds like an opera by haydn or wagner but I doubt it is baroque either (Could very well be I cant be bothered to search anything atm , downloading too much crap).

Try to be helpfull instead of trying to be funny , or just being an ass for the sake of being an ass.

Edit: oops I was thinking of Black Market by Weather Report , blackbird it by that horrid band the beatles :P
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#28
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Blackbird..
Plug In Baby..
Canon in D..
DIE WALKURE

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#29
Greensleeves?
Not that baroque, more like Renaissance, but still good enough.
#30
Quote by nick_b
ok, so for one of my major assessments for year 11 music, i need to select and perform a piece written in the baroque period
i'm ****ting myself about this whole thing, because i can only play guitar
so im looking for a piece thats not too complex, but would sound impressive to a music teacher
i figure if anywhere, the pit can help me out?
i was thinking either jerryc's arrangement of 'canon in d' or the alexi laiho/roope latvala version of vivaldi's 'four seasons', with a leaning more toward canon
any tips of learning either of these songs, or suggestions for others?
thanks in advance



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#31
I was having a fight with Bach yesterday and he baroque my nose
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#32
Canon (in D) by Pachabel is like,my favorite song EVER.
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I thought you said Barack and roll.
I thought this was like an Obama rick astley.

Now I'm sad.

Why's that make you sad? I've seen the Barack-roll. It's just stupid.

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#34
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To me, the Four Seasons lacked the typical baroque phrasing which was very common with the other composers you listed, especially with Bach, once Bach broke all of those melodic rules that Baroque had set in stone and I'm assuming Vivaldi heard what Bach was doing and attempted the same, it just sounds more classical to me than Baroque.


If I'm not mistaken, Vivaldi began composing before Bach (and he was older). Bach was also not known as a composer during his lifetime. He was known for his instrumental skill.
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#35
sing me at pleasure - thomas weelkes!!! play it on 5 guitars, itll sound sick
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#36
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#37
Vivaldi is a baroque composer. His music is NOT classical.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#39
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I was having a fight with Bach yesterday and he baroque my nose



too bad a similar joke is already in my sig
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