Classical music is a term used to refer to music which stems from learned traditions and which is taught through institutions. Classical music is broken up into six eras. The music of these eras share common aspects of style in a time period. Furthermore, it can be seen that classical music was influenced by changes in culture and society. The eras of classical music are: the Middle ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century.
The beginning of classical music in the middle ages, was closely linked to the church as a part of worship. It went on to become popular with the wealthy class of the time and continued to develop into what is now modern classical music, including instruments such as classical guitars.