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The Evolution of Music

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The Evolution of Music
The First Opera
The first opera was in the 1500s, during the Renaissance period, and it was called "Daphne" by Jacopo Peri
Classical Music 1750-1825
Beethoven is an important figure in the Classical period
The First Music
How has technology changed music over the years?
Renaissance Period
1450-1600
The first music was thought to be made by human sounds
It was made by people hitting objects and had no real themes or archetypes
Bach was a German composer of the Baroque period
1920s, 30s, and 40s
Bessie Smith, most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, records her first song, “Down Hearted Blues” in 1920


Louis Armstrong was also a trumpeter and singer during the 1920s and played an important role in the influence of jazz
The first electric guitar was also made in this time period
1950s and 1960s
The 50's and 60's were a time of rock and roll
Artists that were popular in these two times are Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix.
1970s and 1980s
The 70's was a time of heavier rock on one end and disco on the other.
The 80's was a time of new wave, hardcore, and rap.
Popular artists during these two time periods are Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Queen, Metallica, ABBA, Bee Gees, Run DMC, and U2
1990s-2000s
The 90s were a time of grunge, alternative, and hip hop.
Bands that were popular during this time are Nirvana, Pearl Jam, NSYNC, Blink 182, and Dr. Dre.
Troubadours were lyric poets and poet-musicians who flourished during this time and their major theme was courtly love
2000s-Now
This time period was known as the age of musical diversity because the composers were influenced by new technology
Different styles of music were made and new bands with new sounds came out like Green Day, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at The Disco, Katy Perry, Eminem, The Fray, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, and Skrillex
By: Domenica Cimino, Rhea Schaller, and Emily Owens
Technology has changed the way we listen to music. From records to the 8 track to CDs to mp3 players to iPods
It has also changed the way music can be made, such as using computers to make new sounds that cannot be produced by instruments
How an era influences genres of music
The 20th century composers were influenced by different eras like the romantic era. During this era, composers used different techniques to move their audiences such as producing richer harmonies and using more dissonance, which are displeasing sounds to evoke emotion.
Music in each era has different themes and archetypes because most songs talk about what is happening during that time period and as technology develops and different instruments are made you can do more things with music and that's how it evolves over time
Sacred music was joined by new forms of other music
The lute was developed in this period
The most popular instrument during this time was the piano
Composers used tightly structured rhythms and melodies
Baroque Music
1600-1750
Music had complex melodies and dance rhythms
Drama and music were blended to create opera, which was popular in this period
References
http://www.rockmusictimeline.com/
http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0151192.html
http://www.classical.com/label/beginnerstimeline
http://classicalworks.com/his.pages/timeline.html
McDougal Littell. The Language of Literature
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