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    • History of music

    • Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and places. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans aro ... Read »


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    • Music history

    • Music history, sometimes called historical musicology, is the highly diverse subfield of the broader discipline of musicology that studies music from a historical viewpoint. In theory, "music history" could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music (e.g., the history of Indian music or the history ... Read »


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    • Centuries in music

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    • Timelines of music

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    • Music history by region

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    • Musical eras

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    • Music history by genre

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    • Years in music

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    • Music archives

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    • Byzantine music

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    • Compositions by year

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    • Music controversies

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    • Dates in music


    • Former music venues

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    • Music historians

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    • Historically informed performance

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    • History of musical instruments

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    • Music museums

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    • Music by date

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    • Music riots

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    • Music sources

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    • Music history

    • Music history, sometimes called historical musicology, is the highly diverse subfield of the broader discipline of musicology that studies music from a historical viewpoint. In theory, "music history" could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music (e.g., the history of Indian music or the history ... Read »


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    • Table of years in music

    • The table of years in music is a tabular display of all years in music, to provide an overview and quick navigation to any year. 1300 1301 1302 1303 1304 1305 1306 1307 1308 1309 1310 1311 1312 1313 1314 1315 1316 1317 1318 13191320 1321 1322 1323 1324 1325 1326 1327 1328 1329 1330 1331 1332 1333 1334 1335 1336 13 ... Read »


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    • Alma Problem

    • The Alma Problem is an issue of concern to musicologists, historians and biographers who deal with the lives and works of Gustav Mahler and his wife Alma. Alma Mahler (ultimately Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel) was not only an articulate, well-connected and influential woman, but she also went on to outlive her first husb ... Read »


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    • Manchester District Music Archive

    • Manchester Digital Music Archive is a user-led online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history. We are a registered charity run by volunteers. Est. 2003 Manchester Digital Music Archive (MDMarchive) is an online community archive founded in 2003 by Matthew Norman, Alison Surte ... Read »


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    • Archives Service Center

    • Archives Service Center, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

      Archives Service Center, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh (ASC) is one of the main repositories within the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh and houses collections of various manuscripts, media, maps, and other materials of historical, social and scientific content. It houses ... Read »


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    • History of music in the biblical period

    • Knowledge of the biblical period is mostly from literary references in the Bible and post-biblical sources. Religion and music historian Herbert Lockyer, Jr. writes that "music, both vocal and instrumental, was well cultivated among the Hebrews, the New Testament Christians, and the Christian church through the centuri ... Read »


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    • California Chamber Symphony

    • In 1958 the noted violinist and conductor Henri Temianka founded the Beverly Hills Concerts for Youth. Works such as ‘’Peter and the Wolf’’ and Saint-Saëns’ ‘’Carnival of the Animals’’ were performed, with celebrity participants including Ray Bradbury, Victor Borge, Hans ... Read »


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    • Chapel (music)

    • In music, chapel refers to a group of musicians. In European Christian tradition church buildings had a body of clergymen responsible for the religious services, including the singing in these services. The group of performers could include instrumentalists. For the larger church buildings, like cathedrals, an aps ... Read »


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    • Circe in the arts

    • The sorceress Circe is a figure from Greek mythology whose father was the sun (Helios) and whose mother was an ocean nymph. She appears in three separate stories. The best known is when Odysseus visits her island of Aeaea on the way back from the Trojan War and she changes most of his crew into swine. He forces her to ... Read »


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    • Classical music

    • Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more accurate term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period), this article is about the broad span of time from roughly the 11th century ... Read »


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    • DJhistory.com

    • DJhistory.com

      DJhistory.com is a website dedicated to the history of dance music and DJing, and also an online record label and book publishing company. It aims to encourage interest in obscure, overlooked and collectible dance music (in its broadest sense), by creating an archive of reference material on the subject and by licensin ... Read »


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    • Great American Songbook Foundation

    • The Great American Songbook Foundation

      The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music of the Great American Songbook. Located on the campus of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, the Songbook Foundation's administrative offices are located on the Galle ... Read »


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    • History of DJing

    • DJing is the art of mixing recorded music in real time. For the history of radio disc jockeys, see Radio disc jockey history. The practice of modern "real time" disc jockey mixing was preceded by radio personalities who introduced and played individual selections of recorded music on broadcast radio stations. In ... Read »


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    • History of music

    • Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and places. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans aro ... Read »


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    • Hurrian songs

    • The Hurrian songs are a collection of music inscribed in cuneiform on clay tablets excavated from the ancient Amorite-Canaanite city of Ugarit, a headland in northern Syria, which date to approximately 1400 BC. One of these tablets, which is nearly complete, contains the Hurrian hymn to Nikkal (also known as the Hurria ... Read »


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    • Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica

    • International Museum and Library of Bologna

      Coordinates: 44°29′34″N 11°21′01″E / 44.4929°N 11.3502°E / 44.4929; 11.3502 The Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica is a music museum and music library in the Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, in the historic center of Bologna, Italy. The Civico Museo Bibliog ... Read »


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    • Liudmila Kovnatskaya

    • Liudmila Grigorievna Kovnatskaya (born 5 February 1941) is a Russian musicologist. She is a professor at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire named after N. Rimsky-Korsakov (1987), and the Chief Researcher at the Russian Institute оf Fine Arts History in St Petersburg. She is considered an Honoured Art Worker of Ru ... Read »


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    • MacCrimmon (piping family)

    • The MacCrimmons (Gaelic: MacCruimein) were a Scottish family, pipers to the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for an unknown number of generations. The MacCrimmon kindred was centred at Borreraig near the Clan MacLeod seat at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. At Borreraig the MacCrimmons taught at one of the best known "piping colleg ... Read »


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    • Mojo Triangle

    • The Mojo Triangle, a geographical and cultural area located within a triangular connection between New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis, is the birthplace of country, blues, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. The Mojo Triangle has presented the world with an astonishing array of creative artists, not just in music, but also in lit ... Read »


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    • History of multitrack recording

    • Multitrack recording of sound is the process in which sound and other electro-acoustic signals are captured on a recording medium such as magnetic tape, which is divided into two or more audio tracks that run parallel with each other. Because they are carried on the same medium, the tracks stay in perfect synchronisati ... Read »


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    • Music archaeology

    • Music archaeology is an interdisciplinary study field that combines musicology and archaeology. As it includes music from numerous cultures, it is often seen as being a part of ethnomusicology, and indeed a study group looking into music archaeology first emerged from ethnomusicological group the ICTM, not from within ... Read »


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    • Music technology

    • Music technology is the use of any device, mechanism, machine or tool by a musician or composer to make or perform music; to compose, notate, play back or record songs or pieces; or to analyze or edit music. The earliest known applications of technology to music was prehistoric peoples' use of a tool to hand-drill hole ... Read »


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    • Music technology (electric)

    • Electric music technology refers to musical instruments and recording devices that use electrical circuits, which are often combined with mechanical technologies. Examples of electric musical instruments include the electro-mechanical electric piano (invented in 1929), the electric guitar (invented in 1931), the electr ... Read »


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    • Music technology (electronic and digital)

    • Electronic and digital music technology is the use of electronic or digital instruments, computers, electronic effects units, software or digital audio equipment by a musician, composer, sound engineer, DJ or record producer to make, perform or record music. The term usually refers to the use of electronic devices, ele ... Read »


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    • Music technology (mechanical)

    • Mechanical music technology is the use of any device, mechanism, machine or tool by a musician or composer to make or perform music; to compose, notate, play back or record songs or pieces; or to analyze or edit music. The earliest known applications of technology to music was prehistoric peoples' use of a tool to hand ... Read »


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    • Music theory

    • Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music. "The term is used in three main ways in music, though all three are interrelated. The first is what is otherwise called 'rudiments', currently taught as the elements of notation, of key signatures, of time signatures, of rhythmic notation, and so o ... Read »


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    • Musicology

    • Musicology (from Greek μουσική (mousikē), meaning "music", and -λογία (-logia), meaning "study of") is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music. Musicology is part of the humanities. A scholar who participates in musical research is a musicologist. Traditionally, ... Read »


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    • Nabnitu

    • Nabnitu ("Creature") is an ancient encyclopedic work of the Old Babylonian period (circa 1800 BCE) that consists of multiple tablets. Its Tablet XXXII (often called as U.3011) is a Sumerian-Akkadian text from Ur, and notable as one of the oldest extant documented examples of musical notation. Although on its own the ta ... Read »


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    • NAMM oral history

    • The NAMM Oral History Program was created and is funded by NAMM, the International Association of Music Products. The program was approved by the NAMM board of directors in the years before the association, which is known for its yearly trade shows, was ready to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the organization. The fi ... Read »


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    • Noise: The Political Economy of Music

    • Noise: The Political Economy of Music is a non-fiction book by French economist and scholar, Jacques Attali. Attali's essential argument in Noise: The Political Economy of Music (French title: Bruits: essai sur l'economie politique de la musique) is that music, as a cultural form, is intimately tied up in the mode of ... Read »


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    • The Oxford History of Western Music

    • The Oxford History of Western Music is a narrative history from the "earliest notations" (taken to be around the eighth century) to the late twentieth century. It was written by the American musicologist Richard Taruskin. Published by Oxford University Press, it is a multi-volume work, but is shorter than the same publ ... Read »


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    • The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings

    • The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings

      The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings is a non-fiction book that is an encyclopedic referencing of all known blues music albums released on CD. The book's first edition was released on 31 October 2006 and was written by Tony Russell and Chris Smith with contributions by Neil Slaven, Ricky Russell and Joe Faulkner. Rus ... Read »


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    • Phallic processions

    • Phallic processions, or Penis Parade, called phallika in ancient Greece, were a common feature of Dionysiac celebrations; they were processions that advanced to a cult center, and were characterized by obscenities and verbal abuse. The display of a fetishized phallus was a common feature. In a famous passage in chapter ... Read »


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    • Music piracy

    • Music piracy is the copying and distributing of copies of a piece of music for which the composer, recording artist, or copyright-holding record company did not give consent. It has a long history, as Beethoven was afflicted with pirated copies of his music, which reduced the income he could make from publishing. In th ... Read »


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    • History of music publishing

    • Music publishing is the process of producing and disseminating printed musical scores while ensuring that the composer receives credit and royalties (where applicable). This article outlines the early history of the industry. Music publishing did not begin on a large scale until the mid-15th century, when mechanic ... Read »


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    • Saint Thomas Christian music

    • Saint Thomas Christian music refers to the musical traditions of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India. It is chiefly liturgical and is derived from ancient Syriac Christian music from the Middle East, with remarkably little influence from local Indian styles. Of particular significance is the prevalenc ... Read »


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    • Kathleen Schlesinger

    • Kathleen Schlesinger (1862, in Holywood, Ireland – 1953, in London) was a British music archaeologist and curator of musical instruments at the British Museum. She specialized in the history of musical instruments and was called in 1911 "the greatest authority on the subject". In 1939, her Greek Aulos presented he ... Read »


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    • Sheet music

    • Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms and/or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece. Like its analogs – printed books or pamphlets in English, Arabic or other languages – the medium of sheet music typ ... Read »


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    • Stephen Foster Collection and archive

    • The Stephen Foster Collection and archives are the largest collection of primary source materials on the life and work of Stephen Foster. The collection consists of documents and other items of historical interest related to the life and work of Stephen Foster. It resides in the Stephen Foster Memorial at the Universit ... Read »


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    • Stephen Foster's sketchbook


    • Temperance songs

    • Temperance songs are those musical compositions that were sung and performed to promote the American Temperance Movement from the 1840s to the 1920s. It was a distinct genre of American music. In 1830 the US per capita consumption of alcohol was 9.5 gallons yearly, almost four times the rate of consumption in 2008. In ... Read »


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    • The Rap Year Book

    • The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed is a 2015 New York Times best-selling book written by Shea Serrano and illustrated by Arturo Torres. The Rap Year Book followed Serrano's 2013 project with Houston rapper Bun B, Bun B's Rap Coloring and ... Read »


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    • White power music

    • White power music is music that promotes white nationalism and expresses racism against non-whites. It encompasses various music styles, including pop, rock, country, experimental music, amateur rap and folk. Ethnomusicologist Benjamin R. Teitelbaum argues that white power music "can be defined by lyrics that demonize ... Read »


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    • Women in music

    • Women in music describes the role of women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists and other musical professions. As well, it describes music movements (e.g., women's music, which is music written and performed by women fo ... Read »


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