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History of music research paper topics

Troubadour ensembles are one example of an excellent music history topic. (Credit: Wikielwikingo)

Troubadour ensembles are one example of an excellent music history topic. (Credit: Wikielwikingo)

Humans have been making music for as long as there have been humans. Cave images found in Turkey and dating from 6000 B.C.E., depict people playing drums and dancing.  Obviously the history of music is rich and far-reaching, providing a wealth of research paper topics for your next musically inclined course. Below are some areas to consider.

The need for music writing

In today’s technology-driven world, writing about music may not seem necessary. But even though writing about music can never take the place of hearing an actual musical performance, there is a valid need to communicate about the subject—whether it’s to broaden your understanding of what you’ve heard or to provide a deeper connection to the musical work. Read more