Those lacking the will to read up on the history of music, or even watch a nice documentary, here: the history of music, presented in the form of animated gifs.

They're the work of musician Joshua Carrafa, and what I like best isn't the fact they're genuinely educational (in a "Trivial Pursuit card" kind of way), but that his animations look just like old Sierra adventure games.

The sweetest, Princiest Sierra adventure games ever made.

Please, go check out the full collection below.

music history in gifs [Tumblr, via it 8-bit]