Classroom Arrangements and Backing Tracks
The musical form of the chaconne is a continuous variation, usually in triple metre and a major key; it is generally characterized by a short, repeating bass line or harmonic progression. The chaconne form, which is similar to that of the passacaglia, was used by composers in the Baroque period and later. Here is a small snippet to start your students off on their Chaconne journey,
Listen to a different but simple Chaconne using the same bass line.