If you're like me, you have no idea what is going on when people talk about Bach and Beethoven and symphonies and numbers. I have heard a lot of people recently say that they find classical music "boring."
Is it possible that we are not bored when we listen, but that we don't like what we don't understand?
It's never too late brush up on your knowledge of classical music. This quick guide will prepare you for the next time you find yourself at a symphony/dinner party/fancy music school:
1600s and 1700s: Baroque
- Think Bach
- Creation of tonality, which is basically differences in scale or key that it's played in
- Sounds very ordered/formulaic