Instruments | The Voice

The human voice is our primeval musical instrument, with our earliest ancestors finding expression through their voices before thought was ever given to other sources of sound. Vocal music has been sung from the beginnings of recorded history; the Sumerians sang in their temples 5,000 years ago. In the West, traditions of singing have evolved from the plainchant of the middle ages, through seventeenth-century opera to today’s various music styles.

Instruments | Percussion

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer


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