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/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, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_music

Renaissance music is vocal and instrumental music written and performed in Europe during the ... As in the other arts, the music of the period was significantly influenced by the developments which define the Early .... Music of many genres could be arranged for a solo instrument such as the lute, vihuela, harp, or keyboard.

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.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.

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 ...

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

Jan 1, 2019 ... Learn more about the texture of Medieval and Renaissance music and the instruments that dominated compositions from this time.

www.britannica.com/art/musical-instrument

Jan 13, 2019 ... The principal types of such instruments, classified by the method of producing ... of instruments that have been prominent in Western art music, it also ... Musical instruments have been used since earliest times for a variety of ...