The Common Practice Period
The Common Practice Period is the broad term for the beginning of the development of western harmony, which was rooted from the both liturgical and secular music. The transition from Renaissance began around the 1600's and was nearly complete during the mid-1600's. New concepts in music became introduced and made important. Although harmonic practices was present in the Medieval modal system, the Common Practice Period marked a new and possibly the greatest musical progression from the chords basing off their bass note. The Common Practice Period is separated in to three different eras with its own unique, distinct features, they are: Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1820), and Romantic (1810-1920).