All current American popular musical styles, from rock to hip-hop, to bluegrass, can trace their origins to traditional African musical styles introduced by American slaves.
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth-century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.
This is the story about an am radio hit from 1963 called Sukiyaki that reached the top of the Billboard charts that year. This sad song has a connection to one of the worst air disasters ever.
Read through the night with John Field, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Britten, Rossini and Mozart and Schönberg. On the way visit gardens, sirens and lovers working out a painful relationship, tolling bells and evening sunsets and a bit of light entertainment fit for a soirée.
This list covers the 10 most popular K-pop boy groups. Find out how these groups are making the best K-pop songs of 2018!
Do a search for “The Blues,” you will get a list of dead guys. This might lead one to believe that the The Blues is music of the past. Wrong. The Blues is alive, and so are these blues musicians.
It seems in every genre of music, there is a type which is not mainstream and yet isn't Underground; maybe fringe, but, at any rate, defies most categories. In Rock, it seems, Grunge fits into this class: Not exactly hardcore metal and definitely...
Some of the best country songs ever made are male/female duets. There is something inherently powerful about the way these songs blend both voices and perspectives to create a relatable narrative.
A look at the life and career of Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s rock band Warrant, who passed away on August 11, 2011.
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
K-Pop boy groups continually gain new fans all over the world. So let us look at the top 10 most handsome, hottest, prettiest, adorable, popular and simply unforgettable K-Pop male idols!
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's DIRTY BUT WELL DRESSED is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
Madonna and Cyndi Lauper appeared on the music scene around the same time. Both were huge but their singing careers took very different paths. Why did Madonna succeed while Cyndi failed?
This is a list of my favorite popular tropical "on 1" salsa songs that are fun and exciting. I love to dance and listen to these songs! There are songs for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers
Celebrate your wild side by customizing a playlist about cowboys, outlaws and dangerous women using these top rock, pop, R&B and country songs.
This article provides excerpts and details from five of the meanest, harshest, and the most unsympathetic reviews of Classical composers that are viewed as geniuses today.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the middle period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote, that has since become his most popular.
Queensryche's split with original vocalist Geoff Tate was one of the most bizarre rock dramas in recent memory. Let's find out how it all went down and how it was resolved.
The classical music genre includes some lovely music about mothers. Sharing a playlist of these pieces and listening to them is a great way to honor and celebrate motherhood.
Canadian thrashers Piledriver released two albums in the mid '80s and then disappeared. Here's a look back at the mysterious band's cult classic debut, 1985's "Metal Inquisition."
The '90s was a productive decade for music that produced many great artist and bands across vast genres, including alternative music.
This article is about the early history of the symphony in western classical music. Beginning in Italy and continuing through Haydn, early symphony composers opened the door for future composers that would become synonymous with the genre.
"Eternal Soldier" is the fourth full length release from science-fiction obsessed power metallers, Ancient Empire.
Eminem has 8 studio albums as a solo artists in his catalog. Which one is the best? Slim Shady's 8 studio albums as a solo artist - ranked in order from worst to best.
Rigoletto is a popular opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. In this article I discuss the opera's history, plot, and leading characters. I also include some of its lovely music.
15 of the very best Scottish Punk Rock bands. Raw, vicious and even chart superstars with uncompromising lyrics, loud music and hard-core principles from the Caledonian crews of rasping guitar.
Who are the prettiest and most talented KPOP female idols? Explore this detailed list to find out which girl is your favorite.
The popularity of K-Pop is rising every day. There are many K-Pop girl groups, but the following top 10 bands are considered to be the most popular in the K-Pop world in 2018.
Celebrating Hatsune Miku's 10th birthday, I'll be listing my top 10 favorite Hatsune Miku songs that were released during her first 10 years.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider struck out on his own in 1992 with a new band called Widowmaker. Their debut "Blood and Bullets" never caught on but it qualifies as a great Forgotten Hard Rock Album.
Pop, rock, country, hip hop, and R&B music are full of songs about stalkers, creepy people, and obsessive love. How many of these songs do you know?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has caused much debate over who is excluded. Here is a list of 15 artists that deserve to be considered for inclusion.
It may be hard to believe, but Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, will be 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
The Blues is alive! These 10 brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists showcase the great energy and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre.
On 1993's "Edge of Thorns," progressive metal titans Savatage replaced longtime screamer Jon Oliva with new vocalist Zak Stevens. The result was one of the finest albums of their long career.
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
Here's a list of the most successful and best-selling Kpop male and female groups ever (as of 2016).
The land of Scotland may be noted for the skirl of the bagpipes but here is a collection of the greatest ever Scottish Heavy Rock bands over several decades. Let the thunder roar in the glens.
As K-Pop ramps up for a worldwide popularity explosion, you'll want to be on the cutting edge. Here are 10 K-Pop boy bands you should know about.
The 1960s was an exciting but dangerous era. The Vietnam War and fight for civil rights were tearing the U.S. apart. This article suggests a meaning of "Let's Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
Do you want to play piano like Nodame, but are having trouble finding all the sheet music? Here is a collection of the featured piano music in the anime and live-action drama Nodame Cantabile.
Faith No More's genre-bending hard rock classic THE REAL THING was originally released in 1989 and was reissued as a deluxe 2-CD set in 2015.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
Released in 1986, "Master of the Metal" was the second album by Messiah Prophet, a Pennsylvania based Christian heavy metal band.
A few classical music fun facts. Maybe they will spark an interest or maybe they are just a bit of trivia to lighten your moodl
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
Man has been able to create fire for at least a million years. Read about how composers of classical music have written music inspired by fire, including Debussy, Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Shostakovich, Haydn, Prokoviev, Handel and Stravinsky.
Read about classical music composers depicting morningtime, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Elgar, Roussel, Grieg and Delius all taking inspiration in different ways, from Greek classical literature and a painted ceiling to time spent on an orange plantation.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
These male idols are popular for being the best rappers of their group. Find out the boys who are talented rappers in the world of K-pop music.
Includes embedded videos, text and translations, general remarks about each piece and specific listening guides. Learn to love Renaissance choral music (no prior knowledge required)!
Composers inspired by the sea. Britten, Wagner, Debussy, Elgar, Delius, Ravel, Alkan and Mendelssohn all wrote with the sea in mind amid storms, calm seas, the waves and from the sea shore.
Greatest hippie songs and videos from the '60s and '70s that convey the feelings and politics of the era.
John Robert Matz is an award-winning video game composer and he also writes and works for a concert band and orchestra. I talked to him about where he got his start in music, his creative process as a composer and where he finds inspiration.
These male K-Pop idols are not just handsome, but can be pretty and beautiful as well. Find out who they are!
KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but developed a cult following over time. A rabid KISS fanboy will attempt to defend this still controversial album.
Hip-hop is more than a music genre, it is a culture that has shaped America over the past three decades. Read more to find out how hip-hop has influenced society in the United States.
The four members of KISS took a massive gamble when they all released solo albums on the same day in September 1978. Instead of platinum success, it was the beginning of the end for the original band.
This article suggests a list of the ten greatest rock bands of all time and provides a short biography of each group, as well as photos and videos.
Complete guitar lesson of the jazz standard, Misty song. CHORD CHART, MELODY, GUITAR MODES BREAKDOWN, CHORD-MELODY ARRANGEMENT. HIGH QUALITY, ACCURATE transcriptions (with tab), and videos.
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
Jeff Buckley is probably most well-known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." But he also has an entire discography of equally stellar songs. Here's 10 of Jeff Buckley's best songs.
What is the meaning of Dark Side of the Moon? What are the themes and ideas that thematically unite Pink Floyd's timeless album together? The exploration starts here.
Here is a top ten list of hit radio songs that shockingly didn't claim the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Here is a look at ten of the most beautiful movements of Beethoven's music. This article comes highly recommended to people looking to expand their listening knowledge of Beethoven's music or Classical Music in general. Video/listening examples provided.
Find out the most handsome, most popular, most successful, and most talented maknae (youngest member) of K-Pop boy groups!
Famous German Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the work of Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, and others greats from history.
It's one of the "princes of punk"'s biggest hits, but what exactly are blink-182 singing about in "I Miss You"?
Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!
In this article I talk to David Peacock about his love for video game music, his creative process and how he recharges his creative batteries.
Kix's third album, Midnite Dynamite, was released in 1985 and is still considered to be their finest work, but success would continue to elude them for a few more years. The hard working Maryland band is still on the road to this day!
These male idols are the pride of their group for being the best vocalist. Find out who's our top 10 K-pop male vocalists from popular boy groups.
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the music.
Julie Fowlis is a popular Scottish folk singer and musician. She generally sings in Gaelic and is involved in collecting the traditional songs of the Hebrides.
Two-Tone music has energy, dance,fun, ska,reggae,a pinch of punk and a sniff on new wave. Here are the best 10 Two-Tone songs with some cracking videos to enjoy.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
This beloved folk song about a little boy and his imaginary dragon named Puff was released by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.
The cornett, cornetto, or zink produces a lovely sound that often resembles the human voice. It has finger holes like a recorder and a mouthpiece like a trumpet. It's popular with early music fans.
Wales is a country with a wonderful musical heritage. Folk and traditional songs are an important and enjoyable part of this heritage and of Welsh culture. The country is known internationally for its vocal music, singers, and choirs.
This list covers the 100 most popular K-pop songs ever! Here you will learn about the most viewed K-pop groups (as well as some solo performers), music videos, and songs.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the late period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote that was his most ambitious, and was written while he was completely deaf.
Some Christian songs are just cool. For example, the remake of Jesus is Just Alright by DC Talk and Stomp by Kirk Franklin. These are fun songs that can really get you in a great mood.
If you think there's no good music today, you aren't looking hard enough. Here are a few musicians making music today that may even satisfy people spoiled by the great music they grew up with back in the late '60s.
Foxing has produced perhaps their most ambitious album, blending different musical styles into the emo-alternative groove they have already mastered. They've created an album that is touching, exciting, and more-listenable than anything they have produced previously.