Read on to find out why I was touched by Specimen 73's interpretation of the music of Persona 5 on his album "Persona."
This article suggests a list of the 15 Best California Rock Bands of All Time. Each band must have started its career in California and be known primarily as a rock and roll band.
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.
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.
John Dowland was a popular and prolific composer of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. His songs and instrumental music are still admired, enjoyed, and studied.
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)!
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.
This list covers the 10 most popular K-pop boy groups. Find out how these groups are making the best K-pop songs of 2020!
A gallery of some of the most classically bad, painful to the eyes album covers in Heavy Metal history.
Read on to find out why I felt that John Cao's single "Baby, Don't Let Go" is the perfect antidote to these strange times.
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.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed Dana Jean Phoenix and Powernerd's warm, uplifting single "Megawave."
Ozzy Osbourne knows how to pick a guitarist. Here’s a list of some of the guitar legends he’s toured and recorded with through the years.
Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington's collaborator for 28 years. But he was also a gifted composer in his own right. Here are 10 of Strayhorn's best compositions.
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.
Winter Solstice or Yule is an important time of year for many people and is often accompanied by a celebration. Some very enjoyable music has been created for the event.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the music.
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.
So far, 2019 has been a wonderful year for K-pop girl groups. Read on to find out which girl groups are the best of the year!
Queensrÿche's split with 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.
Souling in order to receive a soul cake is a tradition from the past that was a forerunner of trick-or-treating. The lovely "Soul Cake" song has been recorded by multiple artists.
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.
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 last ice age finished around 11,700 years ago and when you think of ice, what comes to mind? Read about composers who have been inspired by ice: Prokoviev, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Waldteufel, Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Terje Isungset and George Fenton.
Warrant sensed change in the air as the Grunge Decade began, so they tried to toughen up their sound with 1992's "Dog Eat Dog" album. Was the experiment successful?
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.
These 21 brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists showcase the great energy and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre.
K-Pop girl groups have become a global phenomenon thanks to their addictive melodies, stunning choreography, and the exceptional beauty of their members. Here's the list of top 10 most popular and beautiful K-Pop female idols who will make your jaw drop!
Some of the most beloved songs have been covered by a variety of artists over the years. We look at Bonnie Raitt's classic tune, "I Can't Make You Love Me" and rank 14 contenders. Who do you prefer?
Here is a list of the most important guitar players in the history of rock. These are the guitarists who inspired millions to pick up the instrument and make their own marks in the music world. Every great guitarist had their own influential hero, and chances are it was one of these players.
The beauty of the moon and its symbolic meanings have inspired many songs around the world. Some lovely folk and traditional songs about the moon exist.
This list suggests a compilation of the greatest classic rock and roll songs of all time. It focuses on the period between the 1950s and the year 2000.
The recorder is capable of creating lovely music. A rich repertoire of original and transcribed music is available for professional and amateur ensembles and soloists.
Wales has a wonderful musical heritage. Folk and traditional songs are an important part of this heritage and of Welsh culture. The country is known for its vocal music, singers, and choirs.
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
This is an analysis for Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video. A hub about the meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; analysis in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video meaning.
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.
This 1992 compilation album of the hair-metal queen's greatest hits is the only Lita Ford CD you'll ever need.
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.
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.
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."
Read about great female pianists, Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha and some wonderful pianists from a bygone age like Lili Kraus.
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 song was written by Leonard Lipton, whose inspiration for the song came from the poem "The Tale of Custard the Dragon."
Throughout the history of music we must understand that musical genres grew from seeds planted by earlier forms. The Birth of Rock n Roll is one such genre. Read about this amazing music!
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.
Ilium is a melodic power metal band from Australia whose eighth studio album, "Carcinogeist," was released in 2020.
This article provides a list of 10 great young rock guitarists, as well as biographies and videos for each.
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.
Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, Arriaga and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.
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
Many composers love the outdoors and the sound of birds. Article on birdsong in classical music. Cuckoo, hen, lark, bobolink, red cardinal, quail, nightingale, oriole and exotic species all here.
Did the rock group Led Zeppelin really steal some of their music from other artists? This article tries to answer this question by providing analytical text and videos.
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the vibes from "Figure Me Out" by Dana Jean Phoenix and Powernerd.
"Hello Dolly!" was a song Louis Armstrong never wanted to record in the first place. But it became his greatest hit. Here's the story of how that happened.
Famous German Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the work of Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, and others greats from history.
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.
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.
Read on to find out more about the intriguing remixes of Lazerpunk's "Power" on his Different Forms of Power album.
A long time Dokken fan presents a brief history of the band and examines their extensive catalog of hard rock classics.
Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
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!
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.
Man has found solace in trees, woods and forests since time immemorial. Trees are essential to life on Earth. Read about how composers have been inspired by trees: Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Liszt, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss II, Respighi, Roussel and Edward McDowell.
The best thrash metal guitarists from the legendary Big Four thrash bands shaped a genre and influenced a generation of guitar players.
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
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
1990 was a pretty good year for hard rock and heavy metal. Here are just some of the albums that are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2020.
The contagious grooves in Bollywood songs have mesmerized global audiences. This article showcases the best Bollywood songs of the 2000s and 2010s.
Michael Praetorius was a prolific composer of the seventeenth century. His compositions are loved today and his written work about music is a valuable resource.
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 2019.
Here are Van Halen’s best albums, ranked from first to worst. If you are discovering Van Halen for the first time this is your roadmap. If you are a longtime fan of the band like I am, vote in the poll and make your opinion heard.
Hearing your Symphony #9, I knew I would be connected to you forever. Your abuse, deafness, genius and disappointments along with the need to be loved resonate throughout your music.
Fun facts and profile of BTS member, J-hope (Jung Hoseok) and the things you should know about the sunshine vitamin of the group.
KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but has developed a cult following over time.
Dogs are commonly called man's best friend. Maybe not so much wolves and foxes, but read about how composers have been inspired by these wonderful creatures - Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Janáĉek, Prokoviev, Charles Lecoq, Franz Reizenstein and George Crumb.
Read on to find out what I enjoyed so much about the combination of Francci's music and Anton Vic's lyrics on Victorious.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween. The festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Today's Samhain often includes music.
Scotland and Ireland have a rich musical heritage. It's interesting and very enjoyable to explore traditional folk songs from the two countries.
Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, was released in 1983. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
Have you heard of the ondes Martenot, the lira organizzata, theramin, barytone, arpeggione, musical saw, musical clock or glass harmonica? Unusual instruments great composers have written for.
This article suggests a list of the 13 greatest Native American rock bands. It only includes bands from North America, that is, Canada and the United States.
Was Cream the greatest rock band ever? There is a strong case, but that's for you to decide. Regardless, this trio of virtuoso musicians changed rock music forever.
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?
Find out the most handsome, most popular, most successful, and most talented maknae (youngest member) of K-Pop boy groups!
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
Who are the prettiest and most talented KPOP female idols? Explore this detailed list to find out which girl is your favorite.
Trees can be beautiful and impressive. They have inspired the lyrics of many songs, including some lovely folk and traditional songs of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
This is a comprehensive list of the top traditional Irish, Welsh, Celtic, and Scottish tunes (complete with song samples).
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.