The Baroque Period Enter the Great Composers
There are three periods of musical discovery that we’ve all heard to death from the sixth grade to college graduation day, probably because they’re the most influential and applied eras of innovation and invention in musical history. The Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Periods are times that you should know about to the fullest. I’ll touch base on these but would suggest any serious musician further their education on them. Knowledge is power. This isn’t old school. This is the school.
During the Baroque Period (approx. 1560 to 1780) music became very instrumental and very vocal, not to mention that the dancers wanted to get in on a good thing as well. Now we’re about to learn what music is truly for by applying real mathematics coupled with never before heard of emotional style. More and better instruments were also being invented by test.
Just think of it! It’s really very easy to follow this historical path through the series of events which brought music to heights as never before. Here musical theory enveloped man’s plight by way of European composers who so loved the song they dreamed up sonatas, concertos and fugues. A whole orchestra of musical styles burst forth. From the opera to ballet, a suite or a chorale, and in symphony they screamed terms such as, “Forte’!” or “Allegro!” to the many founded musical variations placed carefully anew on the staves of the major and minor scaling system.
The period was the turning point of destiny for the entire musical concept: to produce art and provide an enjoyable form of entertainment. Now we begin perfecting the science of sound distribution. The stage was set, the final ingredients folded in. It was time. It was emotion. It was trust, devotion, happiness or sorrow, and everything else inside that makes us want to whistle or whine. The Baroque years gave music its real meaning and its certain future. It was as good as the Blues.