Classical Music Research Paper

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Music: Vocal or instrumental sounds composed in such a way as to provide the beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion. Music is engraved into us on a daily basis. It is in every movie we watch, every television show that we tune into, as well as the accompaniment to our drives to our destinations. Music is a way of life, which has withstood the test of time. In today’s world we have experienced some of the greatest compositions that have or will ever be written. Everything resulting from classical music, inspiring other eras of music such as Baroque, Romantic and Jazz, to these types of music inspiring music genres that we listen to daily, music is simply the theme song to life, with a very versatile palate to fit every desire. The …show more content…
Classical music originated in young Rome. Classical music was first the music selection for religious affiliations and went on to be the music choice throughout Roman Catholic Churches from the early 12th century to the 14th century. Towards the end of the 14th century to the new coming if the 15th century, classical music started to become a source of entertainment as composers began to write more scores and more people were learning to play instruments. Early musicians during this time were influential in creating the type of rhythmic passages needed to take classical music to new heights. The biggest change noted during the classical Era was the switch from mono-harmonious melodic phrases to poly-harmonic melodic phrase. This switch transcended classical music from the past time to music of today as well as being one of the key components to how classical music has such a huge impact on its listeners. Today’s world …show more content…
The Romantic era helped to establish Country music. The Romantic era was the most popular and preferred genre of music because it focused on the melodies and the ballads. While still having the ability to cross over and offer beats, rhythms and harmony, just like today’s Country music is used in a variety of ways, as it is the only genre of music to ever cross over to every other genre with its subcategories. Country music offers a noticeable element of instrumentation of various kinds, while still giving lime light to the performing artist. Just as the Romantic Era music did. This is not always the case when listening to music of other categories. Yet the Romantic era in itself holding sustainable value from the Classical music era found a way to transpose that sustenance to the new day category of Country music and still stay a popular genre of

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