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  • Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is the composition that launched Beethoven's Middle Period, an era where Beethoven produced his most well-known compositions. The 3rd Symphony changed the symphonic landscape forever, which led many to ask, what is the meaning of Beethoven's 3rd?

    The Meaning of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony

    The Meaning of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony

    by Music-and-Art-452

  • New Orleans music lives in its own world. Going back to the Creole Jazz bands that pre-dated Louis Armstrong, music from the Big Easy has continually evolved into the multi-cultural mix of today.

    A Brief History of New Orleans Music

    A Brief History of New Orleans Music

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Portland, Oregon based new wave duo, Camp Crush, are set to release a new EP on May 18th, 2018. Find out what dance moves they are good at, among other things, in this chat with vocalist Jen Deale.

    An Interview With Jen Deale of Camp Crush

    An Interview With Jen Deale of Camp Crush

    by Justin W Price0

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  • Whether you prefer big blooms, heavy scents, or tiny, almost insignificant florets, there is a flower for you. Read about Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Schumann, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Jean Françaix, and other composers who have been inspired to write about flowers.

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Flowers

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Flowers

    by Frances Metcalfe3

  • This article contains a recording of each movement from Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” along with brief notes for each movement that form a listening guide. A printable file of the notes is included for free distribution wherever the “Carnaval” is performed.

    The Classical Piano Music of Robert Schumann: The Carnaval

    The Classical Piano Music of Robert Schumann: The Carnaval

    by wayseeker16

  • "Battles" is a lengthy album, it could have easily been shaved down to 13 songs and been even stronger than it already is. Terrific album overall; classic In Flames.

    Album Review: In Flames "Battles"

    Album Review: In Flames "Battles"

    by Adam Warner0

  • As human beings, we’re all so inundated in what is around us. Perhaps we are nothing more than just a product of that. Is there something from within that makes people different from one another? Are some people born with special genius? Either way, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true genius.

    Mozart: Looking at What Inspired the Inspiration

    Mozart: Looking at What Inspired the Inspiration

    by Linzie Roberts1

  • Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes) creates music that combines ethereal synth tones, strong vocal melodies and a healthy respect for the sounds of the '80s that's still rooted in modern production. I talk to him about his start in music and the creative process as he experiences it.

    An Interview With Retrowave Artist Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes)

    An Interview With Retrowave Artist Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes)

    by Karl Magi0

  • This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.

    9 Interesting Facts About Alice in Chains

    9 Interesting Facts About Alice in Chains

    by Joseph Corney0

  • DJ KIlma is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Winnipeg, MB. I talked to her about where her interest in DJing comes from, her creative process and where she sees herself going in the future.

    Interview with Canadian DJ and Producer DJ Kilma

    Interview with Canadian DJ and Producer DJ Kilma

    by Karl Magi1

  • Pia - American Idol? Pia Toscano is the beautiful young singer who came ninth on the recent tenth season of American Idol, despite the fact she'd been largely expected to win. Proving that the talent show route isn't a safe or easy option when it comes to a lasting music career. Not that paying your dues in tiny venues and hoping for a break is exactly a barrel of epic funtime. She's got the voice and the looks to match - but what does the future hold for Pia Toscano?

    What Happened to Pia Toscano After American Idol?

    What Happened to Pia Toscano After American Idol?

    by geoffco235

  • A brief history and some fanboy perspective on the Ramones, aka the greatest rock band ever to set foot on God's green earth.

    I Still Wanna Be a Ramone!

    I Still Wanna Be a Ramone!

    by Keith Abt29

  • 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!

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Kix, "Midnite Dynamite" (1985)

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Kix, "Midnite Dynamite" (1985)

    by Keith Abt18

  • Rap Beats or Hip Hop beats are easy to make with beatmakers when you follow a few simple rules. Let’s explore what makes up a hip hop beat and exactly how it's made...

    Rap Beats - A Basic Tutorial.

    Rap Beats - A Basic Tutorial.

    by purex3

  • The Leipzig Opera House runs regular house tours, allowing visitors access to the stage, backstage, costume storage and much more. For those who can't visit in person, here is a virtual tour!

    Backstage Photos from the Leipzig Opera

    Backstage Photos from the Leipzig Opera

    by Kymberly Fergusson2

  • From the original top-charters like Big Bang and 2NE1 to the current heartthrobs like BTS, EXO, Got7, and many more, k-pop is taking the world by storm, proving once again the power of music.

    The Second Korean Wave: K-Pop in America

    The Second Korean Wave: K-Pop in America

    by Kavya Sebastian2

  • Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, and Felix and fanny Mendelssohn.

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Elvis burst on the scene in the 1950s with much controversy. His dark black hair, vocal style, and shake and wiggle were patterned after black entertainers, like Ukelele Ike.

    How Did Elvis Get His Shake and Wiggle?

    How Did Elvis Get His Shake and Wiggle?

    by Robert Odell Jr4

  • 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.

    6 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by Storms

    6 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by Storms

    by Frances Metcalfe4

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  • Hey y'all come on in! Kick back and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans in Music City.

    Ty March - Nashville Recording Artist

    Ty March - Nashville Recording Artist

    by Linda Bilyeu4

  • 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.

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    by Frances Metcalfe8

  • There is something enjoyable for everyone on this one, whether you are more a fan of Anthony Green's sweet and genuine love songs, his more playful pop songs, or his darker explorations into love and relationships.

    Anthony Green: 'Would You Still Be in Love' Review

    Anthony Green: 'Would You Still Be in Love' Review

    by Jack Teters0

  • Read about composers' visions of travel. Ravel, Mahler, Honegger, Offenbach, Vaughan Willliams , Jan Sandström and John Adams all composed pieces based on a form of transport, boats, bikes, locomotives and aeroplanes, and of course, feet.

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • Priests communicate heavenly thoughts through sermons, but in certain gifted individuals, they also speak through beautiful music. Their lives of prayer served as a wellspring of creativity.

    Four Priest Composers

    Four Priest Composers

    by Bede14

  • 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 Most Important Guitar Players in Rock History

    The Most Important Guitar Players in Rock History

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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.

    My Ten Favorite Third Day Songs

    My Ten Favorite Third Day Songs

    by Cari Jean30

  • For thousands of years man has been fascinated by the moon, finally landing on it in 1969. Read about inspiration taken from the moon by composers: Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Schonberg, Britten, Dvorak, Janacek and Vítězslav Novak.

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the Moon

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the Moon

    by Frances Metcalfe5

  • Woody Guthrie led an extraordinary life; beset by tragedy and success in equal measure, he inspired many with his crusade against the injustices of life and for the rights of all men and women.

    The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

    The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

    by Al Greenbaum2

  • Stygian Oath is a traditional heavy metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece that has just released their debut six-song EP through Stormspell Records.

    "Stygian Oath" EP Review

    "Stygian Oath" EP Review

    by Keith Abt1

  • With over 100 songs, it can be daunting to try out Kumi Koda's discography. This list compiles her ten best songs to get you started.

    Top 10 Best Kumi Koda Songs

    Top 10 Best Kumi Koda Songs

    by hildred2

  • Everyone has to eat and drink. It's one of life's pleasures, whether a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings or a vegan Indian spread of many dishes. Classical music with food at its heart by Debussy, Prokofiev, Satie, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Verdi, and Schubert.

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Food and Drink

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Food and Drink

    by Frances Metcalfe6

  • 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.

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    by Music-and-Art-4513

  • Just like all forms of popular music, jazz can be broken down into a bunch of different categories: swing, big band, traditional, smooth, acoustic, jazz, new age, free form, and more.

    How to Listen to Jazz Music Part 2

    How to Listen to Jazz Music Part 2

    by illminatus5

  • Lemmy and company may be gone, but Motörhead's bad-ass musical legacy lives on. Here are 25 facts about the loudest band in the world.

    25 Fascinating Facts About Motörhead

    25 Fascinating Facts About Motörhead

    by Keith Abt1

  • A wee bit of history regarding pub music and drinking songs, from Ireland, Scotland, England, and even the United States.

    Pub Music of Ireland and Britain

    Pub Music of Ireland and Britain

    by James Slaven0

  • One of my passions is music, past and present. During the years as a middle school and high school teacher, my favorite topics would be about music history and rock music was very fun to teach.

    The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

    The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

    by Reginald Thomas0

  • Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain patrons in New Jersey and Nashville.

    SPINN - Nashville Recording Artists

    SPINN - Nashville Recording Artists

    by Linda Bilyeu9

  • Any band that can stay active for more than 30 years has to have the right stuff. Thrash pioneers Testament's newest album is a rich and consistent reminder of what makes them top of their genre.

    Album Review: Testament 'Brotherhood of the Snake'

    Album Review: Testament 'Brotherhood of the Snake'

    by Adam Warner0

  • Singing Karaoke with friends can be an enjoyable party experience (even if you can't remember the lyrics). Signing can bring you and your friends even closer. Learn the most enjoyable ways to sign karaoke with friends.

    How and Why to Sing Karaoke with Friends

    How and Why to Sing Karaoke with Friends

    by Glenn Stok0

  • Folk music has a long history in American culture. Because America is so ethnically diverse, the musical landscape of America is also diverse.

    Folk Music and American Culture

    Folk Music and American Culture

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • Award winning new Blues artist on the block..... Rag 'n Bone Man

    Rag 'n Bone Man

    Rag 'n Bone Man

    by Lyn0

  • Hey y'all come on in and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans on Broadway.

    Dustin Herring - Nashville Musicians

    Dustin Herring - Nashville Musicians

    by Linda Bilyeu7

  • There was something really magical happening with music in the 60s and early 70s. Psychedelic Rock music gave voice to the dreams of an idealistic, if unrealistic generation.

    Ten Great Psychedelic Rock Albums

    Ten Great Psychedelic Rock Albums

    by Sherry Hewins10

  • Have you heard of Country Rap? It's not a new genre, but it is making big waves with several artists trying to make their way to the top. See how the South stacks up when country and rap get mixed.

    Underground Southern Rap Is Heating Up

    Underground Southern Rap Is Heating Up

    by Emily Lantry3

  • Jazz is a music genre that is underrated especially in this 21st Century pop culture.

    Why Jazz Music Is Dying

    Why Jazz Music Is Dying

    by Carolyne Bor1

  • In the 80s punk started to move in different directions. Hardcore, Psychobilly and more! Here is a list of the 10 best punk albums of the 80s.

    10 Best Punk Albums of the 80s

    10 Best Punk Albums of the 80s

    by CJ Baker3

  • Every town has at least one or two rappers, and every city has at least one or two hundred. But rapping and being a good rapper are two different things. And killing it between interviews is another.

    Top 10 Rappers

    Top 10 Rappers

    by Chad Allen1

  • The Old West is a much fabled part of our national culture. Selected here are ten songs and ballads that reflect the richness and adversity of those who ventured into the region, as it was being settled.

    10 Cowboy Songs From the Old West

    10 Cowboy Songs From the Old West

    by Harry Nielsen3

  • Filipinos always express happiness, victory, sadness and mourning through songs, particularly the Kundiman. They did it then, they are doing it now, so the Kundiman will stay forever in our hearts.

    Kundiman - Filipino Love Songs

    Kundiman - Filipino Love Songs

    by MM Del Rosario14

  • With all the choices in music to listen to today, it's no wonder that many people don’t listen to classical music. One of the reasons may be a lack of knowledge about this musical genre.

    Why Not Listen to Classical Music?

    Why Not Listen to Classical Music?

    by Reginald Thomas0

  • Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in California and Nashville. Stephan Hogan shines from coast to coast.

    Stephan Hogan - Nashville Recording Artist

    Stephan Hogan - Nashville Recording Artist

    by Linda Bilyeu7

  • Roy Woods is signed to OVO. His stunning vocals combined with soft, synth sounds result in beautiful, Jamaican-influenced songs. He is certainly a rising star, comparable to The Weeknd and Drake.

    Roy Woods: Rising OVO Star

    Roy Woods: Rising OVO Star

    by Lucy0

  • While the raucous sound of Jimi Hendrix's lead guitar playing is still celebrated, the deeper ballads of Hendrix serve to tell the whole story of Jimi.

    5 Best Soft Jimi Hendrix Songs

    5 Best Soft Jimi Hendrix Songs

    by The Write Life1

  • The late '60s witnessed a musical explosion of music that people still listen to today. As a result of the fierce competition, many excellent performers never received wide recognition.

    10 Bands from the Late '60s That Almost Made It

    10 Bands from the Late '60s That Almost Made It

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Ten Songs For A 50’s Sock Hop Ladies, whip out your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and bobby socks. Gentlemen, get your letter sweater out, white socks, and dungarees, it’s time for a sock hop! A sock hop is a great way to get your friends...

    Throw a Sock Hop With These Top Ten 1950s Songs

    Throw a Sock Hop With These Top Ten 1950s Songs

    by Paschelle1

  • A look at one of the most influential pop duos in history. How they came together and drifted apart only to reunite every decade or so after and their enduring appeal of more than 50 years.

    Simon and Garfunkel: Harmonious Discord

    Simon and Garfunkel: Harmonious Discord

    by Al Greenbaum3

  • 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.

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Birds

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Birds

    by Frances Metcalfe0

  • Everybody loves a good ghost story and everybody loves a good song. Combine the two and now you have something extra special that just might tingle your spine on a dark, chilly night.

    10 Ghost Stories Put To Music

    10 Ghost Stories Put To Music

    by Harry Nielsen1

  • Jazz was born out of the pain of slavery and the clash between the cultures of West Africa and the Protestant ethos of the Southern states of the United States. This is a first article in a series looking at the history of jazz through an examination of its many genres.

    How Did Jazz Originate?

    How Did Jazz Originate?

    by Tony McGregor39

  • The story of discovering a classic recording for the first time and it becoming even better to you than the hype. Pet Sounds from the Beach Boys is one such gem.

    Pet Sounds Lives Up to Its Lofty Reputation

    Pet Sounds Lives Up to Its Lofty Reputation

    by GodsOfRock0

  • You already know the songs. You know about the crazy outfits, the hair, the big stages, the lights, the dry ice and the blink-and-you-missed-it edits. But did you ever notice all of the spinning?

    Top 5 '80s Hair Metal Band Spinning MTV Music Videos

    Top 5 '80s Hair Metal Band Spinning MTV Music Videos

    by Steve Witschel0

  • STRYPER released their 12th studio album, entitled "God Damn Evil," in 2018. In honor of their 30+ years of rockin' for the Rock, here are 25 fascinating facts about these Christian metal pioneers.

    25 Fascinating Facts About Stryper

    25 Fascinating Facts About Stryper

    by Keith Abt1

  • George Michael's songs are resurfacing since the news of his death on Christmas Day 2016. George recorded so many wonderful songs, but what are some of his best?

    George Michael's Best Songs

    George Michael's Best Songs

    by cfjots2

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