When Did Music Begin?

Prehistoric drawings on cave walls depict both animals and people. These are in the Magura cave in Bulgaria. Image by Nk. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magura_-_drawings.jpg

It’s difficult to say when music began. We can find references in various religious texts to singing and making music. We see evidence in cave paintings that depict people dancing. In order to define precisely when music began, one would have to go back much further than the parameters of recorded human history.