Throughout history, many periods of music have existed, some of which have left behind enduring contributions to music altogether. The most important period of music however is the Baroque period. This is because the beginning of its era marked the introduction of dominant musical devices that have been used ever since. The term “baroque” was derived from the Portuguese barroco meaning “oddly shaped pearl” and refers to a period of European music or Western European art music that flourished from about 1600 to 1750. This period began when the Renaissance period of music – a period of music full of choral music and chants – began to change.
The last periods which is the late helped to regulate chord progression, dissonance treatment, and the formal structure. The contrapuntal technique dominated in the full combination of tonal harmony. Also the concerto style appeared with emphasis a mechanical rhythm. Vocal music was now dominated by instrumental music. However, the modern revival of baroque music is limited almost exclusively to work in late baroque period during the baroque period of music
Music is a common cultural element in every society. In African, music forms the backbone of our cultural heritage in that it permeates all our daily activities. The African is born, named, initiated, fortified, fed, nurtured and buried with music (Aduonum, 1980). African traditional music goes beyond mere entertainment. In most African countries, traditional music were used in the past to store history by rhyming the words.
My friend from Brazil, Mimi Rezende, said that music is a part of Brazilian soul, rhythm is in general conversation, and dancing is approached with them since they were born. Though Bossa Nova is not a native music or originated in Brazil purely, but the unification of two types of music; samba and jazz, over one hundred years could create a qualified combination and being identity of Brazilian music. The African origin in the Brazilian is about ten percent of the total population in Brazil (Advameg, Countries and their cultures). The flow of African happened because of the formation of capital for Portuguese colonization in Brazil. The colonization can be traced back to the slave trade era in the mid-1500s (Rodrigues 1965).
In this essay I will be talking about Latin American Music and Harps. I will discuss the different regional styles of music, styles of harps and also some of the popular styles such as the Salsa, Tejango and the Latin ballid. I will also be discussing the composer Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla. Latin American music originates in Latin American counties and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States. Latin American music also incorporates African music from slaves who were transported to the Americans by European settlers along with the music from the native people of the Americans.
Chantwell singers name changed to calypsonian, and calypso is widely identified as popular music throughout Trinidad and the Caribbean. The steelband replaced the tamboo bamboo band, and in the 1960s calypso merged with Indian music, soul and funk to become today’s soca beat. Although, the Caribbean islands have a history of slavery that dates back to the 15th century and the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, British, and French colonized the West Indies as well as North America, Caribbean music, art, literature, fashion, dance, and culture which
Blues music as a genre and form was developed by African Americans in the south of the United States at the end of the 19th century. The genre has origins in many cultures such as in African music, African-American work songs and European-American folk music. Blues music incorporates field hollers, shouts, chants, etc. The blues form, found in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, and also the twelve-bar blues structure, which is the most common feature. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times.
(Parent ragas can also be called Janaka Ragas). From these parent scales, many other ragas can be derived and these are thus referred to as Janya Ragas. Indian music is characterized by distinct timings to render particular raga melodies. It is believed that only in this time period the Raga appears to be at the height of its melodic beauty and majestic splendor. While some ragas are known to be alluring during the early hours of the day, there are some others that sound enchanting during the evenings and yet others that
Renaissance music differed heavily from that of the Dark Ages and thus formed the beginning of ‘modern’ Western art music. Resulting mainly from different compositional techniques, music in the Renaissance became more harmonic then that of the previous era. By comparing harmonic systems, counterpoint techniques and textural elements between these two eras, it is evident that music of the Renaissance marks the start of Western art music as we know it today. The perception of harmony started to move from Medieval tuning to a more triadic system. Throughout the Medieval period, music was primarily consonant.
Although, the impact of China’s culture exchange for African society is seen in many fields, like included a variety of people such as acrobats, sports teams, theater groups ,art and so and so one. 4.3.1 THE INFLUENCES OF CHINA’S CULTURE FOR AFRICAN SOCIETY. Early,