en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_music

Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and ... Prehistoric music is followed by ancient music in most of Europe ( 1500 BC) and later ... Instruments, such as the seven holed flute and various types of stringed ..... Chinese classical music is the traditional art or court music of China.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle ... Early musical instruments may have been used for ritual, such as a trumpet to signal success on the hunt, or a drum in a religious ceremony. .... Although Sumerian and Babylonian artists mainly depicted ceremonial instruments, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_music

Early music generally comprises Medieval music (500–1400) and Renaissance music (1400–1600), but can also include Baroque music (1600–1760). Early music is a broad musical era in the history of Western art music. ... in the use of original or reproduction period instruments as part of the performance of Early music, ...

caslabs.case.edu/medren/introduction

He divides instruments into two types according to their means of sound ... This is a survey of Renaissance instruments using the writings of the musical ... in the true proportions of art, such that they produce a beautiful accord of sound and can ...

www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/renm/hd_renm.htm

... styles of composing, methods of disseminating music, new musical genres, and the development of musical instruments. The most important music of the early ...

www.classicfm.com/discover-music/periods-genres/early-music

The first fully acknowledged era in classical music was the Renaissance ... Classic FM collection: Early & Renaissance: 1400 to 1600 Various artists: 1400 to  ...

www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/arts/music/06early.html

Mar 4, 2011 ... The early-music movement has made it into the mainstream with respect, ... a radical shift in performance styles throughout much of the music world. ... arts department, and we have a waiting list of modern-instrument students ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-medieval-and-renaissance-periods-2456620

Apr 16, 2018 ... Learn more about the texture of Medieval and Renaissance music and the instruments that dominated compositions from this time.

www.medieval.org/emfaq/misc/whatis.htm

Baroque music has its origins in the rise of the recitative style among Monteverdi .... music on the piano, the idea of "original instruments" arose in this repertory. ... Although ultimately a performer makes an artistic decision as to what and how ...