Making a Music Timeline History Lesson


history of the world timeline

A World Timeline History can teach students about different time periods and how the cultures of those time periods affected music. This includes information about the use of musical instruments and techniques throughout the different time periods. This would be an invaluable asset to any student as they strive to become better musicians and historians. Students should be encouraged to use words and images to describe their composers and how they created their music. They should learn to use historical facts to support their creative ideas. The ultimate goal is for them to create works of art that move with the times and are of interest to all ages.

Music timeline history lesson

A group of people walking in front of a building

When learning the musical history of the world through a timeline, students will notice many connections among events. For instance, it might be extremely easy to remember events in your own personal life, but difficult to recall details from 50 or more years ago. How would you go about remembering the names of your parents and relatives? What types of things do you associate with those names? If you were to create a timeline, wouldn’t it be easier to link the music of different eras together and place those names in a musical composition you know and love?

Creating a musical timeline is not only fun, but also educational. You will be able to recall facts and stories associated with each period of time and build your understanding of musical styles and generations. As you learn more about the composers and the changing sounds of the world through their works, you will find yourself drawing upon these examples during your studies. You can use words and images to explain certain points, which makes the whole sentence more interesting to you and the class.

Listening to a lecture on time periods and musical styles is a great way to reinforce the lesson. Even if you have taken a class that does not address this directly, the teacher might bring up using words and images to illustrate certain points. In class discussion, students can use sentences and paragraphs to discuss different musical eras and the impact they had on the development of music. The most important thing for your study is to be creative in the ways you construct your timeline. Create a musical world that describes a historical period and describe each era in terms of its contributions to the development of music.

Think about how many words and images you can include in a musical timeline. If you have an entire page devoted to each musical era, it might take several hours to write all of the details. You can start by writing a few sentences about each style and then expand from there.

Write a sentence describing an event that occurred 100 years ago. What could be associated with this event? Do not just use words and phrases to describe the event; think about how it would have impacted the people at the time. If you write a sentence like “In the last hundred years, the invention of the electric violin altered the world of music forever.” This sentence gives the listeners a basic understanding of what happened in the past.

Add detail to each sentence by drawing a picture. This does not have to be a professional drawing. Simply use a few basic shapes and basic colors to make a rough sketch. Use small words or sayings and short phrases to help describe the event. For example, if you are writing a sentence like “The first rock band made a record in 4 hours ago”, you can describe this event by drawing a circle around it and filling in the details with the color that goes with the band name.

End Note

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Try using a few key words or phrases to make the sentence more interesting. Do not overdo it, however, as you do not want the reader to lose the interest by being too detail oriented. End the sentence with a question, “So what are you doing right now?” If you cannot answer this question in the affirmative, add “?”

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