For questions about how music has developed and changed over time or for questions about concepts and ideas of a historic period of music. Do not use just because the subject of the question is a historic figure or piece.

Over the course of history, many components of music has changed whether it is instrumentation, form, or harmony. When studying music history, the typical eras are:

  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • Impressionist
  • Modern
  • Contemporary
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