#1
Outlining the history of music from a musical theory sort of perspective?

Say starting from 17th century classical up until the present; I know classical was fairly strict in its rules theory wise, and as time went on and style progressed people began to break these barriers adding notes not within the current key etc..

Does any kind of article go into detail explaining these kinda things? like how classical evolved into the romantic emotional type music of the early 1900s, to ragtime, to swing, to jazz, to the rock and roll we know today etc..

I know there are way too many styles for just one article to cover, but Im wondering if you guys can point me in the right direction

Thanks

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#2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music#Western_cultures
then look up each word that is a link.
eg
"Baroque Theory"

I'd say spend 1 or 2 weeks studying each one.
I'm thinking of doing that now. Actually sounds pretty interesting.