• Music has been around since the beginning of time. Music players were invented in the 1800s. Lets take a look at the evolution of music players
The Phonograph• In 1877, American inventor Thomas Alva Edison created the phonograph. Using a sheet of tin foil mounted on a hand-cranked cylinder, he spoke into it from a telephone’s mouthpiece, which was connected to a needle from a telegraph machine. His voice created vibrations in the needle, which created scratches on the tin foil. The first words ever to be recorded and played back were, “Mary had a little lamb/ Its fleece was white as snow/ And Everywhere that Mary went/ The lamb was sure to go.”
Record PlayerHis first records were made oftinfoil. These records had aspiral groove that went up anddown the surface. A hand-cranked machine with a pin, orstylus, was used to read thegrooves of the disc, vibratingaccording to the texture, whichwas eventually known as the“hill-and-dale” method. Thevibrations would run up thestylus
The Cassette Player Invented in 1962, the cassette tape is stillthe most widespread method of soundrecording. They’re reliable, cheap andcapable of Hi-Fi stereo sound.
The CD PlayerInvented by Sony and Philips in 1982, theCompact Disc or CD wasn’t popular at firstbut eventually became the medium ofchoice by the end of the ‘80s. CDseliminated the hiss of tapes and the snap-crackle of record players, leaving listenerswith a pure musical experience.
MP3 Player• MP3 and MP4 stands for Motion Picture Experts Groups Audio Level 3 and 4. MP3 technology has revolutionized the music industry by allowing people to download, transfer, rip and share music over the Internet. You can also share music from computer to computer.
The Future of music• I think that the future of music is wireless speakers and computers. People will put the speaker down and you will control it from a computer or ipod. It has already been invented but isnt really popular.