Music history is the study of how music has evolved over time. Sites in this category cover the roots and origins of music, for example music from prehistoric times, including early songs accented by hand-clapping, the evolution of rhythmic, percussive instruments from stones, and the finding of thirty-thousand-year-old bone flutes in archaeological sites. With the onset of the Renaissance in 1465, the rules of music changed significantly, and the history of music from this time onwards is traced in categories about styles, instruments and composers.
Sites are appropriate for, and of interest to, children under the age of 18. All sites are either educational, reference oriented, or informational in nature.
Listen to music and fragments of melody by composers in Greece during the first century BC.
Describes the musical notation found on papyri and includes audio samples of these melodies.
Information about instruments, players and composers in Ancient Greece and Rome. Includes theory, the hydraulic organ, pan-pipes and army-music.
Article with photos about a flute made by Neanderthal people from the bone of a cave bear.
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