A Crash Course in Music Theory

Back to the 18th and the 17th centuries

Our crash course begins somewhere around 1600 at the beginning of the 17th century. That coincides with the Baroque period which falls more or less into the years between 1600 and 1750. Classicism is usually assigned a beginning at or around 1750. Meanwhile, we can date a bridging style between the Baroque and Classical periods. It's known as the Galant, it's a period when simplicity of expression was valued, and it runs from about 1725 to 1775. Yet assigning exact dates to styles and periods obscures as much as it clarifies. Period to which dates refer come from...

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