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.
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.
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.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
Check out the best songs by Motley Crue from some of their top albums. They are one of the most influential glam metal bands of all time, and they paved the way for a decade of memorable music.
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.
This page explores the album cover illustrations by graphic designer David Stone, including a great photo log of several DSM album covers.
KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but has developed a cult following over time.
Here's a list of the most successful and best-selling Kpop male and female groups ever (as of 2016).
Greatest hippie songs and videos from the '60s and '70s that convey the feelings and politics of the era.
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.
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
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.
There is no doubt that the busiest and most productive man in music may very well be the one and only Mike Patton.
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.
Third Day is a great Christian rock band. Cari Jean lists her favorite Third Day songs which includes Thief, King of Glory, Creed, My Hope is You, I Need a Miracle, and more.
"Creatures Of The Night" is considered one of KISS' best albums today, but in 1982 it seemed like their last gasp. It features new guitarist Vinnie Vincent and the anthem "I Love It Loud."
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
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.
Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, Arriaga and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.
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?
All of us have encountered storms of one sort or another in our lives. Unsurprisingly, composers have written music to conjure them up. Read how Haydn, Johann Strauss II, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Berlioz and Britten have found inspiration from storms in their music.
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.
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.
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.
In an email interview, I ask No Rush about why he was drawn to create synthwave music, his new (non-synthwave) EP Holding Patterns and where he sees synthwave going in the future.
This is the story about an AM radio hit song 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an email interview, I asked Stefan huber (Ion Star) about why he enjoys making synthwave, how he creates new music and where he finds his inspiration.
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.
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.
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.
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 Blues is alive! These 21 brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists showcase the great energy and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre.
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
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.
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.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween and is popular today. The old festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Samhain songs can be an enjoyable part of modern celebrations.
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.
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
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.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
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 article gives an overview of gospel rap and how it can uplift the believer even though it is not a traditional genre of gospel music.
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the 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)!
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.
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
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.
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.
Scotland and Ireland have a rich musical heritage. It's interesting and very enjoyable to explore traditional folk songs from the two countries.
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.
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.
Lovely Christmas songs can be found in the early music genre and in the music of more recent times. Twelve of these songs are discussed and sung in this article.
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
The Earth, home to a myriad of flora and fauna and humans who have inhabited every continent of the planet. Read how composers have been inspired by our fascinating globe: Haydn, Mahler, Milhaud, Schönberg, John Luther Adams, Andrew Christie and Austin Fray, George Fenton and Harrison Birtwistle.
Who are the prettiest and most talented KPOP female idols? Explore this detailed list to find out which girl is your favorite.
Bad Biscut should've been "the next big thing" from New Jersey, but it never quite happened for them. 1994's THE AMERICAN DREAM? is a potent hard rock cocktail with a dose of punk-rock attitude.
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.
Kenneth McKellar was a popular tenor known for his beautiful interpretation of Scottish vocal music. He died in 2010, but his music lives on in many recordings.
Celebrate your wild side by customizing a playlist about cowboys, outlaws and dangerous women using these top rock, pop, R&B and country songs.
Pop radio has become very diverse with indie music, folk pop, rhythm and blues and pop rock. Traditional guitar rock, which has been in decline for years, has yet to make a comeback.
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.
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.
The State of Texas has it's own distinct kinds of country music and folk music - here are five Texas singer songwriters that changed music, and made timeless songs.
Top 10 heavy metal Halloween songs. A personal selection of the ten best heavy metal or hard rock songs on a Halloween theme.
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.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
Folk music has a long history in American culture. Because America is so ethnically diverse, the musical landscape of America is also diverse.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Record stores may be a dying breed, but thankfully music collecting addicts can still get their fix at their local thrift stores!
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
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.
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."
This article is all about one of the Beatles most covered songs 'Blackbird' Here are some of the best cover versions of it with accompanying videos.
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.
In an emailed interview, I asked GlitBiter about her approach to making music, her views on the current state of synthwave and how she refreshes herself creatively.
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.
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.
Nirvana is the name of one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th Century. The band is famous for its grunge and punk sound, heavy drums, interesting riffs and poetic lyrics. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist...
This top 10 list explores today's top female K-pop artists. Learn about their incredible career paths and vote for your favorite! These solo artists will certainly win over your heart!