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  1. 1. Dancing and Singing Our Way Through the Ages Megan Moriya Period 2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Music was very important to the people during the Renaissance time. </li></ul><ul><li>There were two main types of music, church music “sacred music” and then there was non church music “secular music”. </li></ul><ul><li>Folk music was also played but it was very common and most often improvise and not written down. </li></ul><ul><li>Some music was performed for the higher class. </li></ul><ul><li>Being enthusiastic brought the piece of work alive. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many poems were changed into songs. </li></ul><ul><li>Love poems and songs were the most popular during the Renaissance time. </li></ul><ul><li>Poems out lived the Renaissance time period. </li></ul><ul><li>Like poems songs were played with rhythm and rhyme. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mozart could perform many amazing musical tricks such as sight reading and improvising. </li></ul><ul><li>Mozart was very busy performing his beautiful works and teaching new compositions. </li></ul><ul><li>Brahms was a German composer and pianist. </li></ul><ul><li>He loved to write romantic music pieces. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Beethoven was a deaf man who loved music and could not stand to be away. </li></ul><ul><li>He himself composed many different beautiful songs. </li></ul><ul><li>Bach improvised beautiful music on the organ. </li></ul><ul><li>He surprised many people with his talents. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Songs became very popular and started to encourage dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>There were some songs that were just strictly for dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>When there was dancing going on it encouraged many new and different forms of instruments . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Bulky clothes at this time made it hard to move the upper body for dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>Women wore corsets and men and tight lacing of the upper body. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Dancing was a fun elegant exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Educated people were expected to know how to dance many dances. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple dances were often performed in chains and circles. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Branle was a dance you move from side to side. </li></ul><ul><li>Branle was much like folk dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Paven is a simple learning dance that consists of double and single steps. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Gilliard can be performed solo or in couples. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very up beat and has many jumps hops and turns. </li></ul><ul><li>Allemande is a dance that is danced in double time and consists of two doubles and one single. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>One of the most important parts of dancing was the fast footwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of practicing was required for difficult dancing. </li></ul><ul><li>Complex dances were often performed for an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Although difficult dances were a great accomplishment, the dances that people loved were the improvised fun dances. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Corrick James A. World History Series The Renaissance. San Diego: Lucent Books,1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Roland, Vernon . Introducing Bach . Philadelphia: Chelea House Publishers, 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>Roland, Vernon . Introducing Mozart . Philadelphia: Chelea House Publishers, 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>Roland, Vernon . Introducing Beethoven . Philadelphia: Chelea House Publishers, 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>www.empire.k12.ca.us/capisrano/mike/capmusic/renaissance.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.ipl.org/div/mushist/ren/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.soundjnction.org/renaissancemusic.aspa?Node </li></ul>

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