The Evolution of Musical Tools

Published: February 9th, 2016

Category: Infographic

If you grew up before the iPod was invented, you may remember the decline of cassette players and record players, the latter of which is currently experiencing increased popularity as more people turn to vinyl for a revival of sound quality and the tactile experience of music enjoyment. This infographic maps the development of music technology and how it has taught us to interact with music.

Relics like the 4-track tape machine were used to record, play tracks reel-to-reel, and enjoy other people’s tunes. Now people can share audio and video on streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud, among others. They can even make their own music with digital audio workspace software like GarageBand.

In a quickly-evolving musical world, it is important to honor past inventions while anticipating future ones. Check out the infographic below for some inspiration, or use it as a visual when your students are ready to delve into the world of music history. Let technology help you teach better.

Interested in discovering new pedagogical practices and trends in music education?  Discover the online master’s degree in music education from the University of Florida.


Add this infographic to your site:


(simply copy and paste the above and add to your site or blog)


Request Information

To learn more about the University of Florida’s online Master of Music in Music Education and download a free brochure, fill out the fields below. You can also call (866) 794-8806 to speak to an Enrollment Advisor.

* Indicates Required. Your Privacy is Protected.

The University of Florida respects your right to privacy. By submitting this form, you consent to receive emails and calls from a representative of the University of Florida, which may include the use of automated technology. Consent is needed to contact you, but is not a requirement to register or enroll.