How Music Has Changed The World Essay

1073 Words Jun 4th, 2015 5 Pages
How It All Began
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
― Plato
This paper will be about how music players changed the world, how it evolved to the music devices we have today, and it’s great impact on society. What we listen to today has evolved completely and creatively from what it was before, as well as what device it is listened on. Starting off with Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877. The sound wasn 't the best but being that it was the first, it was pretty decent. He toured the country with the invention, it had been the first ever method of recording and playing back. After that that had been a great hit came 10 years later the gramophone by Emile Belmar. He had been the first to stop recording on cylinders and started recording on flat discs. The first were made out of glass they had grooves that mimicked the sound. Records followed in 1906, introduced by RCA Victor. Taking the same idea as the record just making them smaller. They we more portable, they had various tunable speeds to accommodate the already wide range record. After 1963 Cassettes tapes became more popular , Phillip developed a compact stereo cassette tape player, sticking with the idea of portability. In the 70’s it became more popular to record your own music, the cassettes allowed them to record and playback. In 1983 the Compact disc was introduced in Japan. The first Cd released was Billy Joel’s 52nd street,…

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