Music History and Its Influence on America Essay

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Music History And Its Influence On America Rodriguez Pg. 1

Seven o' clock strikes on my alarm clock, causing it to ring its silver bells, rudely jolting

me back to reality from another wonderful dream. Groggily, I manage to carry my body to the

shower, still upset that i won't be able to find out if I had kissed that cute girl or not, and still

wondering who the man in the peacoat was that was following us around on our date. Thirty

minutes later, I've gathered my books, I've dressed myself, I've eaten, and I'm on my way out the

door to my car. I'm still tired and still upset about the deleted scene from my dream. I put the key

into the ignition, and i immediately feel better as My Love by Justin
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The Renaissance Era (1450-1600) was called by historians The Early Modern Era. The

redicovery of writings by the Ancient Greeks and Romans was referred to as a sort of rebirth of

the feudal system of the Middle Ages. The rise of music printing increased access to books on

music, and viewed as an equal to rhetoric. Travel became a main source of music exchange, a

driving force behind creating more music with international flavor. ( Essentials of Music)

The Baroque Era (1600-1750) brought about new questions by scientists and

philosophers as to why things happened and how things worked. Influential leaders such as

Kings, Queens, and Emperors began to gain immense wealth and power, but lands started to

form their own alliances and began control of their independence. Musicians started to believe

that songs could move people physically. People began to expirement with music, and opera

gained popularity by moving its audiences with its blend of music and drama. This was also an

important source of entertainment to social classes. New instrumental forms, such as concerto

and sonata took form. New forms of instruments were created ( especially wind instruments,)

and the violin became the most important part of the opera. It was the most popular, among

other instruments, that had become equal to the human voice. ( Essentials of Music)


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