Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The History of Music in 7 Minutes

The Internet has given us many things– Google Reader, Texts From Hillary, eye strain. Today I pass along the latest of its sweet fruits in the form of dry erase board stop motion animation chronicling the history of music, packed into just under 7 minutes.

The cartoonist starts all the way back at the pyramids and doodles his way through the modern era using some pretty stellar renderings of famous figures in music. While the few words used are written in Spanish, it's nothing you shouldn't be able to figure out (3 guesses which movement "romaniticismo" is), plus the steady stream of audio clips makes it easy to follow. Side note: Something that's worth noticing is how once the video hits Jazz, 20th century music progresses at a break-neck speed. Check it out above.

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