Music

Homeschooling and music

Homeschooling and music

Music can be an important component of a well-rounded homeschool. It surrounds us in all we do and helps define a time and culture. What is the benefit of music? Maybe you have heard of the “Mozart Effect”, based on…

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Tips to learn spiritual dance meditation

Dancing is a great way to let off steam and hone in on one’s creative side. Pairing it with meditation provides an opportunity to reduce stress, while reaching a deeper state of consciousness. It has long been associated with religious…

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Bagpipes in the British Isles

Bagpipes in the British Isles

The bagpipe is a traditional musical instrument in England and Ireland and the most popular in Scotland. Bagpipes were common all over Britain from at least the 13th century – accounts referring to them being historically present in literature –…

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What is Americana Music

What is Americana Music

According to the Americana Music Association, Americana is music that honors and is derived from the traditions of American roots music. In a nutshell this is the truth. However, in addition to being an amalgam of American music hybrids, Americana…

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Top acoustic guitars for beginners

Top acoustic guitars for beginners

The guitar is a great hobby for anyone of any age to pick up. Many songs are just a collection of simple chords that can be easily taught. By practicing those songs regularly, guitarists can eventually move up to more…

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Classical composer – Felix Mendelssohn’s early life

Classical composer - Felix Mendelssohn's early life

Felix Mendelssohn was, like Frederic Chopin, a composer who was cut down in the prime of his life. Chopin lived for thirty-nine years; Mendelssohn for thirty-eight. Born in 1819, the grandson of Moses Mendelssohn, a philosopher and Jewish patriot, he…

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Uncover joy with best ever Christmas songs

Uncover joy with best ever Christmas songs

Holidays present you with an opportunity to bond with your loved ones and love them even more. Christmas is one festival which is awaited eagerly. Whether it is the sleepless night on the eve of Christmas or the time when…

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How to have fun 1970s disco theme party

How to have fun 1970s disco theme party

A great way to have a fun party that can happen any time of the year and does not require lots of gift-buying beforehand is to have a 1970s disco theme party. Disco Party Food Basic party food such as…

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10 songs about lust

10 Songs About Lust

They say that William Butler Yeats was inspired to great poetic heights by his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. And since then, poets and songwriters have continued to explore the unattainable, that which (and those which) inspires a physical wanting.…

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Romantic composers influenced by Beethoven

Romantic composers influenced by Beethoven

Every major Romantic Period composer was influenced by Beethoven in some way, but selecting just a few of them reveals the variety of ways in which that influence was felt. Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Wagner were very different…

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