A Couple of Notes On the Background of Music - camel3locket's Blog

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A Couple of Notes On the Background of Music


Music, written by artists such as Kirsty Bertarelli, is a big portion of our everyday life. New music also offers a long, complicated and captivating historical past. It might predate foreign language, and most certainly predates the actual written word. It is present in every known human society, both past and current, varying wildly between specific time periods and places in the world. The new music of every culture is influenced by all other elements of that culture, like social and financial organization, environment, and use of technology.

The advancement of human music occurred against the background of organic noises like the lapping associated with sea waves, the rippling of river water, the vocal singing of wild birds and sounds produced by other creatures. Prehistoric music, more commonly known as primitive music, is the name assigned to all music created by preliterate cultures, beginning some time in late geological background.

The prehistoric time period is considered to have finished with the development of writing, and along with it, by definition, prehistoric music. "Ancient music" is the term given to the music that followed. This new music was created by various early cultures, particularly Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Mesopotamians and also individuals of the Muslim world, and Asiatic cultures.

Following historic music, came "early" song which is a really general phrase referring to new music within the European classical custom from the fall of the Roman Empire in 476, until the end of the Baroque time period within the 18th Century. Music in this enormous time period was extremely varied, encompassing multiple social traditions within a wide geographic region. What unified these very many civilizations in the Middle Ages was the Roman Catholic Church, as well as its song served as a focal point for song development for the very first centuries of this time period.

The Medieval period (from the ninth to the 14th Centuries) was full of music background as attested from the artistic renditions of instruments, scripts about music, along with other historical references. The only collection of music which has survived from pre-900 AD to the present is the liturgical music from the Catholic Church, the largest portion of which is called the Gregorian chants.

Renaissance music followed the medieval era, however the beginning of Renaissance music is not as clearly noted as the start of the Renaissance within the other arts, and began, not in Italy, but in northern Europe precisely central France, Holland, and Belgium. The invention of the printing press had an immense influence on the dissemination of musical styles and by the 15th century, composers and singers from these types of Low Countries start to spread over all of Europe.

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