Cave men created musical instruments – animal bones were banged together and horns were blown – warning of danger, calling people together, marking key events – ceremonies. These primitive sounds evolved into recognizable patterns as human cognition developed. It has been proven that “early cultures with a strong musical tradition thrived whereas other cultures without a musical tradition struggled to survive." (David Francis ‘The Powerful Role of Music in Society’ 2008).
Pictured David Leeuw with his Family, Abraham van den Tempel, by 1671, Dutch painting, oil on canvas. The wealthy merchant David Leeuw and his family making music as an expression of harmonious family life.