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  • It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?

    Piano in the Classical Period

    Piano in the Classical Period

    by JohnMello14

  • Through the efforts of the early pioneers of instrumental music the "Band" has changed throughout the years. This article explores these changes as we look at the evolution of the Concert Band.

    The Evolution of the Concert Band

    The Evolution of the Concert Band

    by Reginald Thomas5

  • They don’t write songs like this anymore and there are those of a sour disposition who might be heard to mutter “Bloody good thing too.”

    British Music Hall Comedy Songs

    British Music Hall Comedy Songs

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • To the casual observer, art school would not seem like a good training ground for rock performers. Yet, many singers like Joni Mitchell and John Lennon first studied art before they became musicians.

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Facts about Stradivarius not generally known. Making decorated violins. Made violas, cellos, mandolins, guitars and harps. Thefts and mishaps—all contribute to Stradivari's fascinating life.

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • The Civil Rights Movement changed the face of America forever. But that movement would never have succeeded without its songs. Here are 10 of the songs (with lyrics) that had the greatest impact on the struggle for equal rights in the 1950s and 60s.

    10 Greatest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

    10 Greatest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

    by Ronald E Franklin18

  • Most music trivia fans know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV. But which videos were shown after that? Marshall Fish looks at some of them.

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    by Marshall Fish0

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