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Tell me about it! For our music course we had to learn the "rules" of harmony: never have consecutive fifths, never have consecutive octaves, never have overlapping parts, never have augmented intervals, etc... Basically, how Bach would have harmonised things.I have to say, initially, I was reluctant to take on lots of "rules" ; but now I'm really pleased with what I've learnt. Having enjoyed so much musical freedom before, it was actually rather nice to learn some boundaries, because the rules are actually based on what does and doesn't sound good or tasteful. It's actually quite reassuring, in a way.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
To add to what Shos said, Baroque was confined by rigid, narrow rules of composition by today's standards. Certain voicings and prgressions were even considered Satanic, and could not therefore be used.
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