Project materials in text form
Preparatory notes for the teacher.
Click here for the Basso Continuo worksheet (html format)
Click here for the Basso Continuo worksheet (pdf format)
Both files will print much better thanthey look on the screen!
On the MIDI-file (see below) the string parts of the orchestra are presented. Authentically, you should accompany them with an organ, harpsichord or lute (guitar) part which follows the figures, but there is no reason why you should not use any instrument of your choice. There are also three models for the basso continuo, presented in increasing difficulty. You will probably want to “mute” them when you perform.
Tip: use the metronome click at the beginning and set the tempo of the file to a slower beat . You may find it difficult to stay in time otherwise. The volume of the metronome click can often be adjusted in the ‘mixer’ section of your sequencing software.