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
Romantic 1820 – 1900
20th Century or Modern
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