Music

Why young children need to play real instruments

Why young children need to play real instruments

Walk into any early childhood environment and the sounds of singing, clapping and joyful music will be heard. The quality of the music activities and instruments offered to young children does matter. While some young children enjoy and excel in…

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Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

For fifty years Rogers has been entertaining listeners with his own style of singing, and this collection is a tribute to his longevity in the business. Duets Kenny Rogers recorded many duets during his career. With partner Dolly Parton they…

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Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Abbey Road The Beatles in London Walk is actually two walks. The first takes fab four fans to Abbey Road, starting at the St John’s Wood underground station (both Beatles walks start and end at London underground stations.) From the…

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The rise of Psychedelic Rock

The Rise of Psychedelic Rock

Several successful rock bands joined the rapidly growing world of rock music in the mid 1960s. In this period, rock musicians broke the norms and introduced new possibilities. Among several popular bands of this period, one can name The Kinks,…

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Elizabethan age English music

English Music in the Elizabethan Age

England’s earliest musicians were most likely Druids, pre-Celtic “wise men” or sorcerers of Britain, mentioned by Caesar. The priestly order of the Druids practiced magic and, according to historians of the day, savage human sacrifice. Meeting in groves of trees,…

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From Cat Stevens to Yusuf

From Cat Stevens to Yusuf

Born Steven Demetre Georgiou in 1948, the singer and songwriter now known as Yusuf first came to fame as Cat Stevens in 1966 after signing a contract with Decca Records. His first song was a minor hit “I Love My…

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Three perfect pop-rock recordings

Three Perfect Pop-Rock Recordings

Everything works. The song’s music and lyrics are terrific, the performance is exactly right, and the production is neither too little nor too much. “All Along the Watchtower” Bob Dylan of course wrote “Watchtower,” and his version has a dark…

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Impact of Swing Music on the history of Rock

Impact of Swing Music on the history of Rock

During the Jazz Age, jazz music became associated with the seedy underbellies of major cities. It was seen by mainstream Americans as immoral and was relegated to speakeasies and other questionable establishments. After the Prohibition Era came to a close,…

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Resurrection of female rap like Nicki Minaj, Trina

Resurrection of female rap like Nicki Minaj, Trina

Onika Maraj, publicly known as Nicki Minaj, is a native of Jamaica Queens, New York. Although she initially aspired to be a singer and actress, Minaj began writing rap lyrics over seven years ago and is now currently signed with…

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The empirical method of Jazz

The empirical method of Jazz

Together for just two years and barely out of music school, Empirical has already won several awards and played at the JVC Jazz Festival Newport. Some critics consider them one of the most exciting jazz combos to come out of…

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