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Musical Period Time Line
Transcript of Musical Period Time Line
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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR COMPOSITIONS!!!
Let's explore the evolution of music over time, from early music to today!
Gregorian Chant was popular
(do re mi),
start with the fall of the Roman Empire in 400.
Most of the Renaissance
music was sacred. It was
written for the church.
The Arts had
a rebirth in
music, art, politics,
religion & science.
There was also some secular (non-religious) music.
Singing was the most popular form of music during this period, such as "Greensleeves".
Most music was written
to entertain Kings & Queens
Music became more complex using four types of voices; soprano, alto, tenor & bass. Songs were written polyphonic style in rounds and canons.
The printing press was invented by
Johann Gutenberg in 1436. It helped
spread written music, literature & poetry.
America in 1492.
The organ and harpsichord were popular instruments of the day.
First African slaves brought to British America. 20 young women are tried in Salem, MA for witchcraft.
First British colony in
Jamestown, VA. George Washington is born in Virginia.
George Fredrick Handel born in Germany and best known for his huge musical compositions lasting over one hour.
Vivaldi and Bach were two
important composers in the
Galieo and Newton
were unlocking the secrets of the
universe. Telescope and microscope
Beethoven was a
Benjamin Franklin discovers electricity.
George Washington was inaugurated.
Beethoven born in Germany in
1770. He was thought of as sloppy.
He became deaf. Wrote music for the public.
Beethoven was good with money. Published first symphony at age 30.
He didn't marry. His funeral in 1826 was a big event. Thousands were in attendance. Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony and Fur Elise.
Musical form started
to be very important.
ABA - Symphonic Form
Johann Sebastian Bach
1685 - 1750
Draws a picture in the listener's imagination
Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Country, Rap, Reggae
and so much more!
What's on Your
You are about to become the next famous composer
of the 21st Century. Get ready to compose!
Famous KMS Band Student
circa 2000 - present
1903 First Message to Travel Around the World
1911 The Chinese Revolution
1914 World War I Begins
1929 Stock Market Crashes
1931 U.S. Officially Designates National Anthem
1936 Hoover Dam Completed
1939 World War II Begins
1941 Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
1955 Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat
1965 Mrs. Gragg was Born!!!
1968 Kingman Junior High School Opened
1972 Watergate Scandal Begins
1989 Berlin Wall Falls
1992 Official End of the Cold War
Mozart born in Austria. He lived a rock & roll
lifestyle and died at the age of 35.
He wrote variations on "Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star". By the age of 30,
Mozart had written 40 symphonies.