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Music instruments from the Eight Eras of History.

  • Period: 100 to 476


  • 300

    The Harp

    The Harp
    The harp is one of the most ancient types of stringed instruments. It was important in pre-Christian cultures and still survives today in many forms all over the world. Harps use open strings exclusively, thus the range of each is determined by the number of strings.
  • Period: 476 to May 16, 1400


  • Jan 1, 1100

    The Gemshorn

     The Gemshorn
    The first clear thought of the gemshorn was found in Virdung's Musica Getutscht. By the mid sixteenth century the instrument had fallen out of use. It survived in the organ stop of the same name. It has a bone in the bottom for sound to bounce up the intrument and then comes out of the holes.
  • Period: May 16, 1400 to


  • Period: May 16, 1492 to


  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Recorder

    The Recorder
    The principle of the recorder or whistle mouthpiece seems as old as mankind. In the Renaissance the recorder had its own instruction manual. Renaissance recorders differ from Baroque recorders in that they have a larger bore which gives a stronger low register, making them better suited for blend and ensemble playing. Recorders from this period generally have smaller range than the Baroque recorders.
  • Period: to


  • The Piano

    The Piano
    The Piano is a intrument of music. It was made during the revolution period. There are many different types of pianos. The piano has many keys to make different sounds. The black keys are for bigger sounds then the keys below them.
  • The Guitar

    The Guitar
    Today, the guitars are not so different then when they first were made. Guitars are originally from spain. The acoustic, or classical, guitar, a string instrument, is a very light-weight and non-electric guitar that will perform a range of music from Spanish folk music, to orchestral concertos. It is a handsome instrument made of wood with nylon strings. It’s wide capabilities have even made it one of the most important instruments in Flamenco, the folk music of Spain.
  • Period: to

    World Wars I & II

  • Period: to

    Cold War

  • The Drums

    The Drums
    The drums were made during the world wars. They were used in bands. These are more advanced then the older models of drums.
  • Slit Gong (Waken)

    Slit Gong (Waken)
    In many parts of New Guinea, the sounds produced by certain types of musical instruments, played during ceremonies, are said to be the voices of supernatural beings. Among the Iatmul and other Sepik peoples, the most important musical instruments were sacred flutes and slit gongs percussion instruments carved from massive logs, hollowed out to create a resonating chamber with a narrow slitlike aperture, whose edges are struck with wood beaters to produce a deep, sonorous tone.
  • The Bagpipe

    The Bagpipe
    Bagpipes were invented in the Middle East a long time ago, and were probably introduces into Britain by the Greeks, or more likely the Romans. Both had contact with the Britons, and so either seems possible. They were certainly there when the Romans had been in Britain for a few years, as there are carvings of bagpipe players. How long the pipes took to reach Scotland is unknown, but Northumbria has their own set of similar pipes.