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Unformatted text preview: -John Dowland (1562 1613) Shakespeare born in the same year-Lute piece-troubled personal life widely acknowledged as a great lute player-Didnt convert to Catholicism so wasnt able to play in palace-Wrote melancholic love songs Lute 6 pairs of strings played similar to classical guitarist Counterpoint playing polyphony on a string instrument Tonality particular note or chord home base basis for the entire piece around which everything revolves-Dominant/tonic Descending line Virtuosity Chromaticism John Bull (1562 1628)-Fantasia X (c. 1600)-Greatly admired by queen Elizabeth-Rumored to be involved in espionage-professor in college in England and fired for impregnating a young woman Collection of keyboard instruments virginals Ostinato...
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