HISTORY

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When we discuss the history of music scholars group the development of music over time into ERAS or PERIODS.  These periods start around 600AD since that is are far back as we have any knowledge about what was happening in music. They progress through time right up to modern day.  Similar music was clumped together in these ERAS.  Each period or era had it’s own styles of music that were popular.  Basically BIG changes in music meant a new era started.

The eras are:

The Middle Ages, 600 – 1400

Renaissance 1400 – 1600

Baroque 1600 – 1750

Classical  1750 – 1820

Romantic 1820 – 1900

20th Century or Modern

 

RESOURCES

MUSIC HISTORY 102 – A brief look at how music progressed during each era.

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA – interactive video

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments