Baroque Period (1600-1750)

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What changed in music after the Renaissance?

Baroque Period (1600-1750)

The music of the Baroque (1600-1750) marked the shift from the texture of several independent parts of equal importance, polyphony, to having the emphasis on a single line of melody, supported by a foundation of chords, homophony. Like perspective in painting, hearing in depth with harmony, is among the significant developments of this period.

   

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