The Baroque Era

Was it the start to instrumental music?

YES,,,,,, Baroque started it all!!!!!

During the Baroque major music forms, we know today were defined such as the counterpoint. Counterpoint is used in instrumental and vocal music, it meant that two melodies that had different rhythms could be played or sung at the same time. Improvision was important for the performers during the era. An important advancement in music was equal temperament tuning. Opera was the most important musical form. Claudio Monteverdi was an early opera composer. A new style of singing that was introduced by Florentine Camerata was recitative. Recitative was singing that fit the patterns of the text. Many European countries like France and England were influenced by the Italian Opera. The oration was a dramatic vocal form, they are performed by soloists, chorus, and orchestra. George Frederic Handel wrote two opera styles: Italian opera seria, English ballad opera. Advancements in instruments such as: string instruments were made using gut as strings, and woodwind instruments were actually made of real wood. The three most important keyboard instruments were the organ, clavichord, and harpsichord. A really common instrumental piece was the sonata and the concerto.
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