The medieval era (476 to 1400), which happened during the Middle Ages, began with the introduction of monophonic (single melodic line) chanting into Roman Catholic Church companies. The solely European Medieval repertory that has been found in written type from earlier than 800 is the monophonic liturgical plainsong chant of the Roman Catholic Church, the central tradition of which was referred to as Gregorian chant. Alongside these traditions of sacred and church music there existed a vibrant custom of secular music (non-religious songs).
The fashion’s West African pedigree is obvious in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung observe. Renaissance music (c. 1400 to 1600) was extra centered on secular (non-religious) themes, corresponding to courtly love. Around 1450, the printing press was invented, which made printed sheet music much less expensive and simpler to mass-produce (prior to the invention of the printing press, all notated music … Read More