Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the musical term. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear madrigal french pdf it has insufficient inline citations. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.
The specific problem is: The article is a list of definitions of musical genres using the word chanson and not an article about a musical genre. The earliest chansons were the epic poems performed to simple monophonic melodies by a professional class of jongleurs or ménestrels. The chanson courtoise or grand chant was an early form of monophonic chanson, the chief lyric poetic genre of the trouvères. It was an adaptation to Old French of the Occitan canso. It was practised in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In its typical specialized usage, the word chanson refers to a polyphonic French song of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.