Why is it important? The Natty Shasta is a written discourse on the performing arts, including music, dance & stage performances. It is important because it gives detailed information of the instruments/music during that time in India 3. Who were troubadours? What was their music like? Troubadours were traveling poet musicians who traveled from place to place for nobility. Their songs were morphine and they used instruments like lyres & drums. 4. What are modes? Describe at least one type of mode. Modes are alternative scales that can be derived from the familiar scale by starting on a different scale tone.
One type of mode would be Dorian. 5. What is polyphonic music? How does it differ from monophonic music? Polyphonic music is music that uses two or more independent melodies. It differs from monophonic music because monophonic uses 1 melody. Critical Thinking Questions (10 points each) 1 . Why did early humans develop music? What are some of the ways that they were thought to create music? It is believed that early humans made music out of the natural rhythms around them (rain falling, animal noises) eventually people started using sticks and rocks and even their voices to create a very early form of music. Why is the study of prehistoric and ancient music important? What can we learn from it? The study of prehistoric and ancient music are important because if you want to create music or be considered well rounded in the music world you need to know where the music you create and love originates from even if its from thousands of years ago.