Music is the art of arrangement of sounds in sequence to create a composition in harmony through the components of rhythm, melody, melodic syncopation, and tone. It is one of the fundamental cultural elements of all human civilizations. The history of music goes far back into the history of mankind, where it was used as an accompaniment to battle drills by armies. From early musicological studies it is known that music has been present from the dawn of history up to the present day in all recorded cultures.
During the Renaissance period, music became more refined and developed its unique characteristic called’Musical Learning'(museology). It was this development which led to the introduction of various polyphonic compositions in Italian courts during the 16th century. These polyphonic compositions were written in six tones (six strings of the piano keyboard) using a variety of alphabets, tablature, and scales. This development marked a break from the earlier polyphonic compositions, which were written using just single notes. Another significant development of the Renaissance period was the arrival of a new style of music called ‘Baroque’ in Europe. ‘Baroque’ refers to a style of music which draws on several sources of musical information, each contributed by different composers, to form a new composition.
In the Baroque period, music often uses a variety of instruments and voices to achieve a polyphonic effect. The most common musical instruments during this period are the piano, the recorder, the organ, the flute, the recorder, the guitar, the sitar, and the mandore. Another important feature of this period is that it introduces a new style of music, characterized by a marked deviation from previous styles. For example, instead of writing in the key of G major, music from this period often written in the key of D. Another feature of this musical movement is a marked deviation from the key signature of the major and minor pentatonic scales.
The second Renaissance period brought about many developments and inventions in the flute. As previously mentioned, flutes were mainly used to play accompaniments to vocal works. In the early days, these flutes were used to play accompaniment to dramatic works. However, by the seventeenth century, flutes began to play a dominant role in romantic music.
During the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an immense development in music appreciation. Many European composers emigrated to the United States to teach, write, and perform. Among these artists are Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Elton John, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, and Jelly Roll Morton and their groups including the Allman Brothers Band, Merle Travis and others.
Although some European composers wrote symphonies during the late Renaissance and Baroque periods, most European concert music of the late medieval and renaissance period was flat. Because the instrument was flat, it was easier for the composer to produce highly complex and melodic music. This is why flamenco music became a highly fashionable instrument during the baroque period and renaissance period in Europe. Flutenform was popular because it allowed for extremely complicated patterns, and because it was easy to learn. Even after becoming popular in mainstream society, flutenform remains very popular in many styles of music.