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Post-16th century music  Pre-16th century Music
  1. Cyclic

  2. Quadripartite

  3. Instrumental

  4. Court tradition

  5. Bronze technology

  6. Symmetrical structure 

  1.    Linear

  2.    Additive (or free)

  3.    Vocal

  4.    Village tradition

  5.    (earlier) Local technology

  6.    Asymmetrical structure