Instruments: Ancient and Modern: Introduction

Welcome back to Music Appreciation! Recently, you began learning about the fundamental principles of the music we listen to daily. One of those principles discussed dealt with Instrumentation. Where do the sounds that make music come from? Where did the inspiration to develop these instruments come from?


The reality is that people have been creating musical instruments for thousands of years. It would be nearly impossible to show or discuss every instrument ever made, so let's narrow things down to the more important instruments throughout the various musical time periods.