Technique in focus:
“On the (tie of a 2nd and an) augmented 4th”
Partimento and Example Realisations
Below are my simple realisations of Durante’s regola 28 “On the tie of a 2nd and an augmented 4th”. This partimento is to train the musician to resolve the tie of a 2nd (where the bass resolves by descending one step, thus creating a third); and the resolution of the augmented 4th (by the bass descending a step and the #4 rising to the 6th). I have included the bass, a two part realisation, and a three part realisation. The three part realisation is relatively florid; however, this serves to enhance the harmony rather than detract from it. Feel free to listen, play and download these realisations and use them to inspire your own realisation – improvised or written!
Partimento: A Beginner Method for Classical Improvisation – Introduction
This is the Introduction chapter for the upcoming book ‘Partimento: A Beginner Method for Classical Improvisation’. In this free Introduction, we will cover the journey of classical improvisation from it’s golden age, to its dark age, and current revival.
Stay posted for Stages 1-7 coming soon!