Music Ornamentation Ornamentation and embellishments have been added to solo performances for centuries. In early music, improvised musical ornaments were one of the ways in which a talented performer could demonstrate their abilities. Over the years some of these improvised embellishments became commonplace and lists of standard musical ornaments developed, each with their own symbols. In the Baroque period (1600-1750), a very large number of ornamentation markings were used. However, these could often be confusing as the interpretation of each of the markings varied depending on aspects such as the time period, the geographical location and even the preferences of … Continue reading Ornamentation