Music also underwent a great change during the renaissance period. The single-voiced or homophonic music was replaced by many voiced or polyphonic music, which often involved shuttling back from one melody to another. The rhythms and forms used were based on strict symmetry and mathematically regular proportions.
A number of new instruments like violin, spinet and harpsichord were developed from ru-mentary types. New forms of secular music were stimulated. The prominent amongst them were Madrigal in England, Chansons in France and Lieder in Germany. In short, during the renaissance instruments of music were improved and compositions of musicians became more elaborate and intricate.