•Rental possibility for e-textbook
–12 students so far interested
•Buying the e-book online
–Anyone having trouble through the website?
•myCourses has been updated
–Wednesday’s powerpoint is up
–Key Terms for Chap. 1–3 are up
–Discussion Forums have been added
–Recitals are fine but see an ensemble at some
point in the semester.
•Trouble opening powerpoints on myCourses?
–Need MS Office 2007 in current format
•Finish up some key terms from the Baroque
•Birth of opera
–Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea (1642)
–Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (1689)
12 students so far interested: buying the e-book online. Anyone having trouble through the website: mycourses has been updated. Need ms office 2007 in current format. Housekeeping: finish up some key terms from the baroque overview. Basso continuo explained: it includes two parts, what are the two parts that make up a basso. Basso continuo explained: the bass melody is written in music notation, which of the two parts is improvised? and must be played precisely as the composer has indicated. Basso continuo explained: the harmonies are written using number symbols that only partly specify what chords to play. The performer is free to improvise how the chords are realized. Likely play the continuo: bassoon and cello, harpsichord and cello, violin and cello. Basso continuo explained: the continuo instrument(s) can be: A combination of a chordal instrument (e. g. harpsichord, lute) that plays alongside a bass instrument (e. g. cello, bassoon)