How Music Has Changed Within The Past Hundred Years

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    Evolution of Music

  • Phonograph

    The phonograph, invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison, sent music on the sharpest tangent in its history. The phonograph changed everything. Music was slowly becoming a more intimate experience for the listener, as it moved from concert halls to living rooms.
  • Guitar Amplifier

    Guitar Amplifier
    A guitar amplifier is an electronic amplifier designed to amplify electrinical signals of that of an electric or acoustic guitar. Most guitar amplifiers can modify the instruments tone depending on the frequencies and the adding of electronic effects.
  • Vinyl Record Player

    Vinyl Record Player
    Gramophone records were the primary medium used for music reproduction for most of the 20th century, replacing the phonograph cylinder, with which it had co-existed, by the 1920s. Vinyls are still quite popular today, however the majority of the music in our day and age is distributed through different means.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was one of the biggest music festivals in our history. It took place between August 15 – 17, 1969. It was described as an “aquarian exposition, three days of peace and music.” It drew more than 400,000 young people to Bethel, New York in the Catskill mountains. The festival created massive traffic jams and extreme shortages of food, water, and medical and sanitary facilities.
  • Minimoog

    The minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer invented by Robert Moog. It was designed in response to the use of synthesizers in rock and pop music at the time.
  • Electronic Dance Music Evolves

    Electronic Dance Music Evolves
    In the late 1980s, dance music records made using only electronic instruments became increasingly popular. The trend has continued to the present day with modern nightclubs worldwide regularly playing electronic dance music. Nowadays, electronic/dance music is so popular, that there is an abundance of different genres and subcultures that reign all over the world.
  • MPC

    An abbreviation of MIDI Production Center, a line of samplers/sequencers designed by the Japanese company AKAI. The MPC has become very closely associated with hip-hop and many producers claim to use an MPC.
  • iTunes

    iTunes is a mult-task music software created by Apple. Primarily used to synchronize the iPod, organize compressed music files, and last but not least used to purchase music in 320bkps from an online store. It’s completely changed the way people purchase music now compared to before.
  • iPod

    iPods are an extremely popular, high capacity mp3 player developed by apple. It can be used for a multitude of things, be it listening to music or watching videos and viewing photos. You can also add contacts to your iPod, write notes and play various games which can be downloaded at the iTunes store.
  • Ableton Live

    Ableton Live
    Ableton Live is a loop-based software music sequencer and DAW for both Mac OS X and Windows. Ableton is one of the most popular DAWs today used by producers.