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Evolution of Music
Transcript of Evolution of Music
(Sacred Music, Secular Music, Masses, Motets, Madrigals)
Began in Florence, Italy
Considered more expressive than church music of Medieval times
Opera was born during this time
Early orchestra was develped
Acted as accompaniment for singers
Early Keyboard and percussion instruments born
Chanting was an early form of
There was only one line of
melody with no accompaniment
Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary
11th and 12th Century
Ancient Greece and Rome
Sonata form developed
String quartet began, developed from Baroque orchestra
Four main musical genres
Beethoven and Mozart
Nationalism became a feature
Story telling and colour
Stylized dances and Character pieces for piano
Began with movement of impressionism
Symphonic poems written
Forms, textures melody and harmony less limited
(More unusual modulations - Jazz Influence)
Musical Theater and Broadway Musicals
Electronically generatied music
Evolution of Listening to Music
Emily Berliner invented the Gramophone
(Improved from Thomas Edison's Phonograph)
Topped Jukebox introduced. Slotting a coin unlocked the mechanism, and then music could be played (Also reffered to as "the bubbler")
The Topped Jukebox
Cassette Player. Easier to have.
Not as big and bulky as records
The Cassette Player
Portable Cassette Player.
First portable music device.
Light weight device that fits in your pocket and plays cassette tapes.
Portable MP3 Player
First generation created by Korean, music can be tranferred from the computer to it.
German Company developed Modern MP3 player.
Easier to use.
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home, 23 Sept. 2013. http://asweknowit.ca/evcult/Music_Evol.shtml.
"History of Music." Oracle ThinkQuest, 23 Sept. 2013.