September2015

Medieval music and then some

Medieval music was interesting. You ever watch robin hood and hear all the diversity of music?

We always associate medieval music with richness, kings and queens, nights and the like.  But during those times, peasants enjoyed music too. read more

Bible Music

We hope you enjoy the primitive, yet sophisticated beats of this video!  It’s amazing how simple but complex music can be huh?

Let’s talk about Bible Times!  (Ironic since there is a bit of sinister voice in the music we put on this page). What are we saying?

So…according to the Bible a guy name Jubal invented instruments and hebrews are seen as the main makers of music in biblical times. read more

Prehistoric Boy Music

Let’s talk about prehistoric Music

Listening to the high hat in this collection of music from the Toysforboys youtube, you might have a hard time associating it with a tribal or prehistoric music.
The closest you get to prehistoric music is more of a drum beat and banging.  WE feel like drums are as close as you can get to prehistoric influences within the music that you create.
Prehistoric music is also known as primitive music and was created prior to history being written down or language being recorded.  Prehistoric precedes ancient music and ancient music can still be found in some isolate places in the world.
Prehistoric music is all music before “history” and includes music of Native American’s and Australian Aborginal music.
No one really knows where music first made it’s presence on this planet.  Some people think it might have just resulted from the observations of naturally occuring sounds and rhythms from crickets, birds….etc and they were just being repeated by humans.   Imagine trying to sing like a bird to lure in some prey for dinner.  Perhaps that where it came from.  It’s a good theory and makes compelte sense.
There are many tribes today that have music that is intended to imitate nature.  Have you ever heard of those whale song compilations?   It’s kind of the same thing.
Making music like nature might have even been an area where early humans competed with one another in a game for entertainment.

More than likely (aside from the drums…and earlier than them for sure) that the human voice was the first musical instrument.  You can click, sing, hum, whistle and cough to make music.

Check out this song :

Ancient tribes ended up using items like wooden pipes and the Digeridoo.

Once writing came into the picture, music then became ancient music rather than prehistoric music.  The first song (that is known) is dated about  3400 years ago.

The ravanahatha is one of the oldest string instruments in the world.

 

 

 

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Music can be found everywhere!  In the past, present and surely in the future music will exist.

Most people listen to music or have some sort of music in their lives, including isolated tribes!

Music may be over 50,000 years old and it is thought to have been invented in Africa and has evolved as humans have dispersed and evolved from the region.

Cultural music is often influenced by all sorts of social and economical experiences and can even include things such as weather.  Music helps one to express mood, emotion, ideas.

Music, much like visual art, develops differently depending on the part of the world where the music is being created.

This blog is intended to discover all types of music and sharing the Toys for Boys Records at the same time.

We hope you like the learning and listening experience.

As artist, we often times do not take a look at the importance of our historical making and at toysforboysrecords.com, we are trying to change that.

Let’s learn and listen about music together!

Check out our video on this post.  See if you can see where there might be some tribal influence within the rhythms.

 

 

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