January 16, 2011

History of music

Ancient Iranians attached great importance to ...Image via WikipediaAncient Iranians attached great importance to music and poetry, like today.

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  • History of classical music traditions - "Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying wildly between times and places... Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, scientists conclude that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world." - Wikipedia
  • Indian classical music - Wikipedia
  • Music history - "Historical studies of music are ... concerned with a composer's life and works, the developments of styles and genres (such as baroque concertos), the social function of music for a particular group of people (such as music at the court), or the modes of performance at a particular place and time (such as the performance forces of Johann Sebastian Bach's choir in Leipzig)." - Wikipedia
  • Music of China - Wikipedia
  • Popular music - Wikipedia

  • 7 Ages of Music - 56-min documentary - "March 1992 - By the makers of Dolly and The Inkspots, here is an overview of the history of South African music, from the simple use of song to praise creation to the unique jazz sound of today." - 10-minute introduction to a longer documentary

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