The study of prehistoric/ancient music is important because you can see how music started and how it advanced. We can learn how they lived back then from it.
Why did early humans develop music? What are some of the ways that they were thought to create music?
Early Humans developed music because they wanted to express themselves. One way they were thought to create music was by listening to natural sounds and repeating them.
What roles did music play in the life of prehistoric and ancient people? Are the roles similar to or different from the roles that it plays today?
What were the effects of musical notation on music, society, and composers?
Describe medieval music's relationship with the Catholic Church. How was the music influenced by the Church?
What is the Hurrian song? Why is it important?
It is when a collection of music was written down on clay tablets, it's important because it was the first time hymns were written down.
What is the Natya Shastra? Why is it important?
It is writing on the performing arts, dancing, and stage performance. It's important because it gives information on the types of instruments that were used at the time and were popular.
Who were troubadours? What was their music like?
They were traveling poet musicians who traveled from place to place singing and performing for the nobility. The songs that were sang were monophic and they often accompanied themselves with an instrument like a lyre.
What are modes? Describe at least one type of