Humans have always made music. From prehistoric bone flutes through classical music and right up to K-pop and music composed by artificial intelligence, this richly illustrated fold-out timeline by award-winning composer and musician Nicholas O'Neill and children's author Susan Hayes has it all. Learn about how different genres started - including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, rock 'n' roll, country, punk, grunge and pop. Discover the stories of music maestros including Beethoven, Wei Liangfu, Django Reinhardt, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Maria Callas, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, and Beyonce. Explore all of the instruments of the modern orchestra and plenty of ancient instruments from all over the world. Colorful lively illustrations by Ruby Taylor bring the book to life and provide a glimpse into how different musical styles and instruments sound. Published in partnership with London's Royal Albert Hall, one of the world's premiere concert venues, this is a truly special book that will delight children and families alike A glossary, index, source notes, and music history playlist round out the title.