The Music Timeline (18000 BC to 1952)
18000 BC – The bones of a wooly mammoth were used to make a musical instrument in Ukraine.
4000 BC – Flutes and harps played in Egypt.
2000 BC – The first song was written in cuneiform, in Mesopotamia.
850 BC – Polyphony begins in church choirs – Interweaving many different vocal melodies simultaneously.
800 BC – Choral music develops in Greece. Musicians called Rhapsodes travel across cities.
600 BC – Indian music – the veena appears. It is the ancestor of hollow instruments.
1550 – Renaissance- Violin is made in Italy.
1598 – The first opera is produced.
1685 – Bach and Handel, composers of the Baroque period, are born.
1750 – The Classical period begins, in which Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn hold sway. This period influenced instrumental music.
1780 – Romantic period begins. Music is now lavish and passionate, with startling keys. Wagner and Chopin belong to this era.
1952 – The electric guitar spurs the popularity of rock music.
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