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I'm currently working on my second composition which is a baroque piece. The problem I have is i don't know what to do. I have a horrible teacher so i can't seek help from her and i don't know a lot about the baroque period... Music has always been a hard subject for me . If i use the chord CEG does the whole melodic bar need to only use these notes. How complex should my chords be? any advice would be helpful at this stage. I really don't know what to do.
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If it’s baroque then you might want to make your piece polyphonic/contrapuntal (several lines at once) so not many chords will be needed. Focus more on the melody line and changing and developing it throughout the piece i.e. adding ornaments/changing rhythms/playing it in a different key e.g. relative major/minor
For which instruments is your piece for?
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(Original post by bluemuffin)
If it’s baroque then you might want to make your piece polyphonic/contrapuntal (several lines at once) so not many chords will be needed. Focus more on the melody line and changing and developing it throughout the piece i.e. adding ornaments/changing rhythms/playing it in a different key e.g. relative major/minor
For which instruments is your piece for?
Harpsichord and Flute.
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Harpsichord and Flute.
Ok what part are you struggling with? Have you got a main melody line (subject)
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[QUOTE=bluemuffin;77221618]Ok what part are you struggling with? Have you got a main melody line (subject)[/QUOT

I haven't included a lot on the harpsichord's left hand and i'm wondering whether i should copy the same rhythm from the right hand but a bar later and I don't know if should I use the same notes.
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Hi, I would not aim with a specific genre in mind as your opinions might change half way through. I suggest that you first start with a melody line with a flute and subsequetly harmonize it with chords in the harpsichord(which can later be developed into a counter melody etc.). Maybe you could have a chord progression in C major. Avoid trying to do anything too complicated as it will be a lot of hard work and very difficult. Keep it simple!
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