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Who first started writing music?

Who first started writing music?

The founder of what is now considered the standard music staff was Guido d’Arezzo, an Italian Benedictine monk who lived from about 991 until after 1033.

Where did world music start?

The birth of world music can be dated to 1982–83, when British and American promoters, record companies, distributors, and stores, as well as some journalists and broadcasters, began to promote music from other countries, especially African music, which for a time was virtually synonymous with world music.

Who was the first person to write music down on a line?

The first person to come up with the idea of writing music down on a line was Guido of Arezzo who was a Benedictine monk and singing teacher who became famous across North Italy for the speed at which he managed to teach students to sing chants. He also invented the doh-re-me system, although it was called ut-re-me…

When was music first written down in music notation?

The writing in this time was a bit more of a reminder on how to sing the songs rather than precise notation but it was certainly the beginning of writing down music in a digestible form. The modern system of music notation had its roots in the 11th Century which grew from Gregorian Chants or Plainsong in the church.

When was the first recorded piece of music made?

It is known that by 4000 BCE the Egyptians had created harps and flutes, and by 3500 BCE lyres and double-reeded clarinets had been developed. In 800 BCE the first recovered piece of recorded music was found.

How is the history of music related to music?

The emotions and ideas that music expresses, the situations in which music is played and listened to, and the attitudes toward musicians and composers all vary between regions and periods. Music history is the distinct subfield of musicology and history which studies music from a chronological perspective.