Music

American folk music history in brief

American folk music history in brief

It is not an easy task for ethnomusicologists to determine the root or origin of American folk music. American folk music history would not be complete without the music of indigenous cultures such as Native American tribes. The rich gospel…

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Some important songwriting collaboration rules to consider

Some important songwriting collaboration rules to consider

Finding a collaborator to write music with is something that needs to be well thought over and done after meeting a number of artists to find someone similar to you and your needs. Songwriters who need to collaborate to find…

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Music for Thanksgiving – Arlo Guthrie and George Winston

Music for Thanksgiving - Arlo Guthrie and George Winston

Although Thanksgiving is often overlooked in the rush in to get to Christmas, there is a fair share of music celebrating the holiday. There are a variety of musical tastes included in these suggestions. Windham Hill Collections The Windham Hill…

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Fatboy Slim recreates words of Greta Thunberg into remix

Fatboy Slim recreates words of Greta Thunberg into remix

The iconic climate change speech, ‘right here, right now,’ of Greta Thunberg has now been given a different variant. It has been remixed by Fatboy Slim and it is a shame the teenage activist is once again being mocked in…

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David Axelrod; Songs of Innocence and Experience

David Axelrod; Songs of Innocence and Experience

A good few years ago there was a huge resurgence of the vinyl record. DJ Shadow had shown with his seminal ’95 album Endtroducing… that anything from psychedelic rock to avant guarde electronica could form the basis of a quality…

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Guide to classical music from four great musical eras

Anyone can listen to classical music. Orchestra members may look dignified, but they can evoke a wide range of emotions and sensations through their instruments that any listener can understand. Most classical pieces fall within four main categories: the Baroque,…

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A beginner’s guide to choose and use correct clarinet reed

A beginner's guide to choose and use correct clarinet reed

Clarinet reed – The reed is the sound-making mechanism of the clarinet. It influences so many aspects of the sound of the clarinet, yet it is one of the hardest parts to understand. The clarinet is a single reed instrument.…

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Birth of rock generation in the 1960s

Birth of rock generation in the 1960s

Rock music initially had a journey from the US to the UK, where it was matured by the formation new styles; and in the late 1960s, it became a popular genre around the globe. Roots of Rock Music The first…

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Song Review: Come and Go Blues – The Allman Brothers

Song Review: Come and Go Blues – The Allman Brothers

Come and go blues was originally released on the album ‘Brothers and Sisters’, the bands first release after the death of co-founding member Duane Allman. It features a ‘Mark II’ lineup with a pianist replacing one guitarist. While this isn’t…

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Introduction to American Southern Gothic Music

Introduction to American Southern Gothic Music

Defining “Southern Gothic” “Southern Gothic” is a widely-used term often applied to literature, music, art, and film. In literature, Southern Gothic refers to stories set in the South that are often about the “darker” elements of Southern life, such as…

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