By Elias Tzivieris
Music history, sometimes called historical musicology, is a highly diverse subfield of the broader discipline of musicology that studies music from a historical point of view. In theory, «music history» could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music.
In 800 BCE the first recovered piece of recorded music was found. It was written in cuneiform and was a religious hymn. It should be noted that cuneiform is not a type of musical notation. By 700 BC there are records of songs that include vocals with instrumentals.
THE FIRST PERSON OF THAT INVENTED MUSIC
They usually put forward several answers, including crediting a character from the Book of Genesis named Jubal, who was said to have played the flute, or Amphion, a son of Zeus, who was given the lyre. One popular story from the Middle Ages credits the Greek philosopher Pythagoras as the inventor of music.
THE 6 PERIODS OF MUSIC HISTORY
The 6 musical periods are classified as:
- 20th/21st Century