Music is present in every culture’s past, present, and future. It has been around since 500 B.C. and was especially important in the Elizabethan Era. There were reinventions of music as it was widespread and popular. Without this essential time in history, modern music may have been completely different from what we have today. This era brought new uses for music, styles of compositions, new instruments, and the uprising of popular composers.
Music played a significant role in the lives of ancient Greeks. They believed that music fostered one’s relationship with the gods, and some instruments, such as the lyre, were created by the gods. Music and dance were also taught
Music has evolved too many different forms that we recognize today. We trace this development throughout time. Beginning in the middle ages, we have seen advancement from the Gregorian chant all the way to the Jazz of the 20th century. The current events, politics, religion, technology and composers can shape musical eras during time. Here I will look at the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century periods. I hope that a better understanding can be reached to why, when, where and who are the reasons for musical evolution.
Music was a large part of everyday life in Ancient Greece. The people thought of music as a gift from their gods, associating different instruments with specific gods. Their term for music was not limited strictly to vocal and instrumental melody, but referred to dance, lyrics, and even poetry reading. Music was brought into many facets of life for Ancient Greek citizens, from weddings and funerals, to banquets and religious festivals. Education and Drama were also parts of Ancient Greek life to which music was integral.
As we listen to music in today’s society, we tend to realize that the music actually sounds quite pleasing. It’s just the lyrics to the songs that really suck. However, music in today’ society sounds very pleasing to the ear, and it is only because music today’ is based on one of the most significant times in music history, known as the Common Practice Period. There were numerous composers and arrangers of this period that were so bright that their musical talents could light the world alone. However, where did the aspects of the Common Practice Period originate from? Where did the concept of ‘music’ even originate from? Music was actually introduced to the world around the time of 500 BC. The great Pythagoras in accredited for plucking a string to create a tone. Mind you, Pythagoras is also accredited for the world’s knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem, and that is why Music has so much correlation to mathematics, and mathematics has so much correlation to the arts. Now, it was for a sincerely and fairly large interval of time that music was very monotone, but this is just because it was first invented in these times. It was not until around the 1400s when music began to become popular
The Auditory commodity of music has been present in society for many years and has profuse cultural, social and even political associations. Though a date and location can not be put to the origin of music, as many ancient cultures incorporated it into their traditional processes all over the globe, it is believed that music emerged between 60,000 and 30,000 years ago, when there was a major detonation in culture, with practises of art, the creation of ornaments and development in academic theories. Music, which in our century is mainly listen to for recreational purposes, acquired substantial archaic uses such as its method for communication, the location of other tribes or people and its ability to bring people into communion which
Music originates from all over the world since the beginning of time. Complex or simple, fast or slow, loud or soft. It’s what you feel. It could be your method of escape or keeping you living. Music is love. Music is passion. Music is unity. Music is emotion. Music is belief. Music is beauty. Music is life. Music is perfection. Music is imperfection. Music is peace. “Through music we can live forever.”
The golden age of classical Greece lasted from the early fifth to the late fourth century BC,
Music in Ancient Greece was well integrated in their society, it played a large role in various ceremonies from marriages to funerals, as well as entertainment like plays or epic poetry. Although it is believed that music was invented in Africa over 55,000 years ago, music really began and took shape in Ancient Greece. Even the word music came from the Greek word muses who were believed to be the daughters of Zeus and were the patron Goddesses of creativity. There are many references to music in ancient Greece, from drawings on pottery of people playing, as well as literary works that even describe how the instruments sounded. Speaking of instruments, in addition to the voice being used as one, there are several instruments that are known to have existed in Ancient Greece, a few different string instruments including a lyre, a kithara (which is believed to be the ancient equivalent of a guitar), and a barbitos, which is a taller version of a lyre. They also had several wind type instruments including and aulos, pan pipes, a hydraulis (which eventually led to the modern day organ), as well as a salpinx, which was an ancient type of trumpet with a bone mouthpiece that was the origin of the many brass instruments that we know of today. Finally, we also know of several percussion instruments that were used by the ancient Greeks, these include a tympanum, which was like a tambourine, a crotala, and a koudounia. Music was actually one of the main teachings, along with gymnastics
Through my research, I began to believe more and more that music is something that subsisted before it was even recognized as existent. It is hard to track the origins of sound because it would have come before writing, before symbols, and would have no way of stamping itself into our earliest history. The first evidence of music we have is tangible, the first musical instrument. For an instrument to have been created, the creator had to have a sound in mind that he wanted to replicate.
Music dates right back to the prehistoric eras where primitive instruments were constructed using items like bone and wood. These primitive musicians would not have known many of the modern terms such as octaves
Music is defined as, “vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” It is said that music has been here since prehistoric times, from a cave painting. Since then, music has “upgraded” or adapted and has been made with new technology and new techniques. Each century had a sort of popular type of music or a type of music that can describe that century.
The feelings that the Ancient Romans had towards music could be described as ambivalent. They admired it and at the same time, they condemned it. Music, nevertheless, played a role in Roman society that, as time passed, became less and less important to the Romans. As a result, much of the information about music in Ancient Rome has been lost in time. However what has been discovered about this topic is quite fascinating, in spite of what it is lacking. The subsequent paragraphs will explain some of the aspects of Roman life regarding music. This includes the history of music in Ancient Rome, the instruments that the Romans played, the uses of music in their society and the impact that music in Rome has had on the music of today.
The word music derives from a Greek meaning art of the Muses. The Muses are the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Calliope, Cilo, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania). Which are the personification 's of music. It has had a long journey from those ages until now. There are a variety of ways to go about the subject of music.
The science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, combination, and temporal relationships produce a composition having unity and continuity; in layman’s terms, music. Music is an art that has evolved for many centuries. It is a form of expression and beauty. It has come a long way from beating rocks with sticks and listening to the sound. A drastic change took place during the Renaissance Period. The instruments changed, new genres emerged, and new composition techniques were used.