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Music History; Music in Antiquity

by: Summer Notetaker

Music History; Music in Antiquity Music 1406

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Music History Notes; Music in Antiquity Covering week of March 7th -11th
Music History and Literature
Dr. Nelson
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Summer Notetaker on Friday March 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Music 1406 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Nelson in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views.


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Date Created: 03/11/16
Week of March 7 -11 th Music History Music in Antiquity Only traces survived Ancient Greek Influence Prehistoric Music Making Bthore 36,000 BCE 6 millennium BCE 4 millennium BCE- stone carvings, horns, metal and string plucked instruments Mesopotamia –first known form of writing pictures- music making with instruments Lyres- 3000-2350 BCE- plucked strings; parallel/perpendicular to sound board Harps Lutes Pipes Drums bells Ancient Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilization Pictures Instruments Evidence from elite class Role of Music Rituals and processions; weddings Daily life; working out Epics and entertainment; musicals Written documentation Word list Enheduanna (fl c2300 BCE) composed hymns and melodies First known composer-women Babylonian musicians c1800 BCE Tuning instruments Interval theory c1400-1250 BCE (diatonic scale) Name of intervals and notation Performance practice Influenced greek Week of March 7 -11 th Other civilizations East Asia Egypt hieroglyphics Bible – description of music Players were often slaves Orestes Greek tragedy music 408 BCE stasimon orchestra chromatic version enharmonic version Classical culture art, architecture Religion Government Literature


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