This blog post summarizes the events that lead to the birth of jazz. It covers the European and African traditions that conspired to create this style, and it inspects the important figures who contributed to its development.
Music of Ancient Times
This blog post covers humanity's earliest musical efforts. It begins with artifacts found in caves, and it ends with the music of ancient Greece and Rome. Along the way it covers Mesopotamian music, ancient musical philosophy, and the earliest efforts to notate.