The outlines and timelines that you find here have been a very helpful study guide to assist students using the book A History of Western Music. I strongly recommend this book. With its contents, art work, and media, it's just gorgeous!

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Timelines of History of Western Music

Music is present in every culture, past and present, varying widely between places and times. All people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music. It is logical to conclude that music has been present starting from the very first human couple! Music history is a subfield of musicology and history which studies music (particularly Western art music) from a chronological perspective.

In these timelines, the events are listed in the order in which they occurred.

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