Baroque Era Music Compared to Modern Rock

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When comparing Baroque era music to any modern day rock band, one most listen to the music with open ears. It is hard to identify the similarities of Baroque music and that of modern day rock. Although, the advances made in music during the Baroque era (1600-1750) are still noticeable in modern day rock. A perfect example of the noticeability of modern rock influenced by Baroque music can be heard in the Baroque music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s, “Brandenburg Concerto No 4 G major BWV 1049”(Classical Vault 2), and modern day rock band, This will destroy you combined instrumental music, “Three legged work horse and there are some” (TheRealConcertKing). Although both compositions show much difference, they are also very similar in the way the…show more content…
For example, This will destroy you song represents terraced dynamic in the way that the distinction between the solo and full band plays. However, modern day music also adds more to this, the computerized effects such as, distortion and reverbs. The addition of computerized instrument, gives modern day music advantages Bach could have never been able to incorporate. Although, I believe if given the chance to use these new instruments, Bach certainly would have because he was known for staying up to date on all current styles (Whitehouse 84). Bach once walked two hundred miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck Germany, to hear a concert by organist and composer Dietrick Buxtehude (Whitehouse 85). In the Baroque era, Baroque compositions were mostly preformed in churches, court or in private concert for rulers and wealthy people, a public concert was truly rare in the 16th and 17th century (Whitehouse 84). The only for –ticket- sale for the public came in 1637, when opera became a public commercial enterprise (“The Baroque”). Today, there are a wide variety of concerts to choose from all over the world for the public. As there is still also composition played in churches, for private concerts and for rules of the world. What was mostly for the religious churchgoer and the wealthy in the Baroque era is now readily available for the general population. Writer, Eric Pfanner
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