The History Behind the History of Synthesizers: A talk by Tom Whitwell, Music Thing

Published on Jan 11, 2018 mylarmelodies

"Recorded at the CV FREQS event in London, I was excited to be given permission to film the fantastic Tom Whitwell of Music Thing Modular, giving a history lesson on the emergence of technologies that led to the inception of modern synthesizers in the twentieth century (and beyond!).

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    2. Match the Historical Event to the correct time period.
    A. Romantic Period
    B. Twentieth-Century
    C. Medieval Period
    D. Renaissance Period
    ABCD-Protestant Reformation
    ABCD-Beginning of Musical Notation
    ABCD-Gold Rush in America
    ABCD-World War II

    3. When was the harpsichord invented?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    4. When was the synthesizer invented?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    5. When was the organ invented?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    6. When was the saxophone invented?
    A) Pre-twentieth Century
    B) Twentieth Century

    7. When was the violin invented?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    8. When was the electric guitar invented?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    9. What time period was John Cage a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    10. What time period was Stravinsky a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    11. What time period was Handel a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    12. What time period was Cage a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    13. What time period was Beethoven a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    14. What time period was de Machauts a part of?
    A) Twentieth Century
    B) Pre-twentieth Century

    15. The Medieval Period occurred before the Baroque Period.
    A) True
    B) False

    16. The Renaissance era occurred after the Medieval period.
    A) True
    B) False

    17. Haydn was a Baroque composer.
    A) True
    B) False

    18. Stravinsky was a Romantic Composer.
    A) True
    B) False

    19. Billee Holiday was a rock singer.
    A) True
    B) False

    20. Medieval music was written down by the troubadours.
    A) True
    B) False

    21. Technology has influenced the composition of music.
    A) True
    B) False

    22. Some composers have placed screws and other odd items in pianos for composition.
    A) True
    B) False

    23. There are more careers now in the music industry than there were in the Baroque era.
    A) True
    B) False

    24. Musicians in the Romantic era focused on nature and the lives of regular citizens in their music.
    A) True
    B) False

  • 3.When was the harpsichord invented?

    A)Twentieth Century
    B)Pre-twentieth Century

    4.When was the synthesizer invented?

    A)Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    5.When was the organ invented?

    A)Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    6.
    When was the saxophone invented?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    7.
    When was the violin invented?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    8.
    When was the electric guitar invented?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    9.
    What time period was John Cage a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    10.
    What time period was Stravinsky a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    11.
    What time period was Handel a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    12.
    What time period was Cage a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    13.
    What time period was Beethoven a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    14.
    What time period was de Machauts a part of?

    A)
    Twentieth Century

    B)
    Pre-twentieth Century

    15.
    The Medieval Period occurred before the Baroque Period.

    A) True
    B) False
    16.
    The Renaissance era occurred after the Medieval period.

    A) True
    B) False
    17.
    Haydn was a Baroque composer.

    A) True
    B) False
    18.
    Stravinsky was a Romantic Composer.

    A) True
    B) False
    19.
    Billee Holiday was a rock singer.

    A) True
    B) False
    20.
    Medieval music was written down by the troubadours.

    A) True
    B) False
    21.
    Technology has influenced the composition of music.

    A) True
    B) False
    22.
    Some composers have placed screws and other odd items in pianos for composition.

    A) True
    B) False
    23.
    There are more careers now in the music industry than there were in the Baroque era.

    A) True
    B) False
    24.
    Musicians in the Romantic era focused on nature and the lives of regular citizens in their music.

    A) True
    B) False

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  • steve.portigal posted a photo:

    History of Electronic Music Technology

    The pictures look like the history of computers, not the history of music. From the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels.

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