Humanities and Traditions

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Humanities and Tradition
Stephen A. Brooks
HUM/100
November 28, 2012
Jennifer Green

Humanity is a science in itself: a study of humans adapting and learning toward their lives. In humanity, art shown many forms. Among these forms are music, drawings, dancing, and culture. Music has dated back to prehistoric times when it was just making sounds with immediate available objects such as sticks and rocks. This changed through the Egyptian period, to mediaeval times, to the 19th century, and to the present time. Personally speaking, I have experience with music, and also run in my family for centuries. In this essay, I have discussed recorded origins of music; ranging from the earliest record, to the present time now.

Humanities and Tradition
Prehistoric humanity used anything that was readily available because they lacked the knowledge to make instruments. The other early forms are the drum-based, and percussion instruments. Which were the most readily available? Some things used for early music were rocks, sticks, and varied objects that caused unique sounds when played differently at random timing. From it were simple things like these that eventually give guidance for today’s form of music. With new ages in humanity still arising, arts will evolve into deeper and more personal means of demonstration.

We express music in every period, but only changing the way it is played. Giving the instruments new construction, each time period of humanity playing music will reflect the cultural style of life and beliefs. In Ancient Rome and Greece, the roots of all classical art forms fall into a style of music. Which also gave different sounds; rather than the same music constantly played. In Greece, the octave scale is used to express the passion of the Greeks. The style like the octave scale, were the first building blocks of music theory. During the Pre Dynastic periods, music is used in banquets, feasts, and orchestras. Dancing,...
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