Baroque Vs Renaissance Music

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Every culture and civilization has been impacted in one way or another by music. Music is a universal phenomenon that continues to grow and develop still to this day. There are millions of people who connect to music in some way. Some individuals simply enjoy listening to music, others enjoy playing it, and there are some people who look deep into the trends, history, and evolution of music. In this paper, I chose to do a comparison on the renaissance and baroque period; to analyze the differences between the renaissance and baroque musically and socially. Both time periods impacted the development of music and social tendencies in a crucial way. The Renaissance was a period in history from the 14th to the 17th century. The term Renaissance Music refers to the music composed and written during the Renaissance era. These compositions were a huge impact on music following this time period. The Renaissance era of music began in 1440 C AD and lasted until 1600 C AD. Through this period rhythms were buoyant, and medieval counterpoints were further developed by renaissance composers to create fugues. A fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a short melody or phrase is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts. Fugues are a very popular technique still to this day, and were used more and more through the Baroque period. The new counterpoint that was introduced based on preference for consonance, including thirds and

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