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The Baroque Period

Musical texture in the Baroque Period (16th century) was mostly polyphonic or homophonic, and as musical instruments were added, they became richer.

This includes Classical music tunes from the Romantic period as well as other innovative sounds from the United States and even the non-western cultures.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Which Century was Considered the Age of Musical Diversity?

  • Talented composers were sprouting all over the globe, but social and political problems stifled the musical voices in many countries. 
  • The US became the centre of all musical activity, and many had to conform to their existing regime and fade away. 
  • Others chose to migrate to the US and then pursue their musical goals.

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The Age Of Music Diversity

The 20th century has seen musical creativity, diversity and experimentation, taking a cue from the past music styles, while utilizing the newly available resources and technology.

Innovative changes have been seen in the kinds of instruments and noisemakers being used, combining chords, chord structures, and tempo modulation that created music not heard in the decades before.

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The composers made use of dissonant chords, polychords, tone clusters and other creative music-making techniques to create their own unique sound.

The middle ages had a monopolistic musical texture, which later morphed into vocal music with church choirs, based on the sacred Gregorian chants.

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Audiotapes and computers resulted in composers having a lot more creative freedom with the use of percussion and noisemakers making the sounds richer and refined. Music became expansive and unpredictable.

Radio and TV made music accessible to people sitting at home. Recorded music, starting with vinyl recordings, was much appreciated and is still sought after by music aficionados.

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Music of the Greek and Roman times

Music has probably played an essential role in humans. Evidence shows that early man developed primitive flutes from animal bones and used stones and wood as percussion.

Surviving Greek notation has given scientists a clue to how the music of the early Greeks and later the Romans might have sounded. Instruments featured during these times include the trumpet as an instrument of announcement and the lyre as an integral player in the songs of poets.

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Classical music offers something on a large scale

Very few art forms offer something as big as an orchestra—one hundred people playing music that can last over half an hour.

To start with, try to identify some of the different things you hear.

  • Pick one of the nine Beethoven symphonies, then add to the Western canon: Brahms Second, Tchaikovsky's Sixth, Mahler's Fifth, Bruckner's Seventh, and Shostakovich's Fifth.
  • Or start from the 21st century and work backwards.

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Insomnia
  • Thoughts and restlessness are a product of stress and worry and lead to a common problem: Insomnia.
  • Being unable to sleep can cause further mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression due to more time spent lying awake and worrying.
  • The world has witnessed a surge in insomnia due to the ongoing pandemic and its offshoots like joblessness and health worries of our loved ones.

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