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layers of music
-monophonic--> one sound
-polyphonic--> many sounds
-homophonic--> one main sound with an accompaniment
-can be chordal--> multiple parts moving in the same rhythm
Leonin and Perotin
-created the new way to read music
-created staff and spaces
-wrote the first legible notated music
-They were monks at the Cathedral of Notre Dame
the enlightenment period
-shift from sacred to secular music
-musicians worked in churches, cities and courts
-rise of merchants who sold instruments
Musical Styles of the Renaissance
-polyphony is based on continuous imitation (singing in rounds. think of row your boat)
music reflect the words
-if the music sounds sad then the words sound sad as well
-light, happy sounding
-have the syllables "fa-la-la" (Think "Deck the Halls")
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