Music History Timeline

Timeline created by michaelmark
  • 1400

    Renaissance (1400-1600)

    Renaissance (1400-1600)
    Composer- William Byrd Song- Sonata pian' e forte by Giovanni Gabrieli This period changed music forever because voices were increasingly strived for smoothness. Also, this period used a wider vocal range than before.
  • Baroque (1600-1750)

    Baroque (1600-1750)
    Composer- Johann Sebastian Bach Song- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frederick Handel This period changed music forever because it introduced harmony in the melody. Also, it introduced the use of many more instruments.
  • Classical (1730-1820)

    Classical (1730-1820)
    Composer- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Song- Fur Elise by Ludwig Van Beethoven. This period changed music forever because it introduced public concerts. Also, it introduced sonata form of instrumental composition which is still seen today.
  • Romantic (1780-1910)

    Romantic (1780-1910)
    Composer- Niccolò Paganini Song- String Trio No.4 in F Major This period changed music forever because there was the use of more emotions in music. Also, it widened the range of instruments which were used.
  • Ragtime, Blues, Jazz (1900-1945)

    Ragtime, Blues, Jazz (1900-1945)
    Composer- Buddy Bolden Song- Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin This period changed music history because it introduced a melancholy tune. Also, they used only a small selection of low notes which was new.
  • Rock and Roll (1930-1990)

    Rock and Roll (1930-1990)
    Composer- Fats Domino Song- Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis This period changed music history because it targeted teenagers which led loud upbeat music. Also, it mainly used drums, guitar, and saxophone.