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Continuous bassline. Usually plaed by the cello. The organ/harpsichord/flute filled in the chords from the figured bass notation
Numbers indicationg the chords that needed to be played. However much of this accompaniment was improvised
Used by Lully and Rameau. Section A was slow/majestic, using dotted rhythms. Section B was quicker and used imitation. These were followed either by 1 or 2 dances or a repeat of section A
Used often by Alessandro Scarlatti. In 3 sections: quick-slow-quick. Developed into the classical symphony
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