Troubadours probably helped to create chivalry.
Their stories were so loved that the knights seemed eager to live up to
the image they created. The troubadours made it up and the knights made
These musicians would go from town to town, playing
love songs. They might also play drums, harps, and bagpipes, which were
all popular instruments of the times.
Troubadours created and memorized their own music.
If they heard a good son, they memorized it and performed it. Credit was
not given to the composer of a piece they were playing. The church
taught that God would be unhappy if composers took credit for their
But, during medieval times, only religious
music was written
down and saved. Secular music was not. The music of the
troubadours is lost forever. But their legacy lives on. Thanks to the
troubadours, knowledge and development of the code
of chivalry was spread, and modern manners were born.
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