short scropt - The origin of music during the Paleolithic...

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Unformatted text preview: The origin of music during the Paleolithic are unknown, since the earliest forms of music probably did not use the musical instruments but instead of human voice and of natural objects such rocks, which leave no trace in the archeological record. Music may have developed from rhythmic sounds produced by daily activities such as cracking nuts by hitting them with stones, because maintaining a rhythm while working may have helped people to become more efficient at daily activities. Upper Paleolithic (and possibly Middle Paleolithic) humans used flute-like bone pipes as musical instruments; Music may have played a large role in the religious lives of Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherers. Like in modern hunter-gatherer societies, music may have been used in ritual or to help induce trances. In particular, it appears that animal skin drums may have to help induce trances....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course ACC. C-090786 taught by Professor Prof.bantua during the Spring '10 term at Xavier - Ateneo de Cagayan.

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