Although Baroque music appeared after the Renaissance, they have differences. The same way they have differences, they have similarities. Renaissance started around the 1400s and lasted up to 1600s. In this era, there were musicians like Josquin Desprez and Thomas Weelkes. Males sing most of the songs. Churches at this time had a lot of influences on the music played. During Renaissance, vocal music was more important than instruments; the instruments were not specified. The texture of music was mainly polyphonic which means two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody. Most of the text was Latin. Later during the Renaissance, dancing became popular. Baroque music started around the 1600s up to 1750. There were musicians such as Johann S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, George F. Handel, and Arcangelo Corelli. Baroque period was divided into three phases; early (1600-1640), middle (1640-1680), and late (1680-1750). In this period homophonic music was introduced. Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments were used. Most of the music was new and not old-fashion. Music was not only played at churches but in public areas too.