Category: Music History

mensural

Medieval Religious Music

During the Dark Ages, two sources contributed toward the formation of our musical system. The first, the religious, developed in the ritual of the early church, and acquired form and substance chiefly by the...

Greek Instruments

Greek Instruments

The Greeks were especially fond of stringed instruments, which were not fretted or played with a bow. A number of varieties were grouped under the general term of Lyre, all developments from the original...

instruments

History of Music Instruments

Classification of Instruments. The means for the production of musical sound are few in number, and of such universality and antiquity that we cannot say when, how, or by whom they were invented. Modern...