Music is probably as old as man is and has gone through just as many changes – from the earliest days, when voices were the only instruments – to today, when they are a myriad from which to choose.

To find out how the different periods of music are classified and what makes them special, go to the following Web sites:

“The History of Music” at http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/history/music-history.htm

“Online Music Encyclopedia: History of Musical Instruments” at http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/tp/musicalinstrument.htm

“The Catalogue of Classical Composers” at http://library.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/composer.html

Create a timeline depicting the various periods through which music has gone. Make sure to include the following details:  ̧ Name of musical period, Dateş Types of instruments used, Musical forms written, Sound quality and rhythm, Any significant workş Composers from that period

Compare and contrast the preceding musical period. How are they similar or different?

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