The classical music genre is filled with beautiful, inspiring works by great composers. The following are the best of the best.
CANON IN Dâ€”PACHELBEL
Remarkable for its simplicity, Pachelbelâ€™s Canon in D is one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music and is one of only a handful of works by Pachelbel to survive to the twenty-first century.
The Hallelujah Chorus is a small portion of Handelâ€™s Messiah, an oratorio detailing the life of Christ from the prediction of his birth in the Old Testament to the Final Judgment.I was looking Read the rest of this entry »
That’s like asking if it is better to eat ice cream or set your hair on fire and dance around. Of course Daft Punk is better live because anyone who would call themselves a true fan of the Punks knows that it’s not about the music when you see them live – it’s about the show.
When you step into a Daft Punk concert, you feel like Flynn being transported into the Grid (that’s a Tron reference for all you kids who happen to be reading this). For a couple hours you leave the organic world behind and, as those beats pump through your ears and the lights flicker and strobe – you wonder if this is what concerts are like in the future.
Sure, sometimes satellite tv channels might run footage of their concerts in-demand but it’s a very poor substitute for actually being there and experiencing a concert made for robots. The Daft Punk crew spends hours meticulously crafting and performing a show experience like nothing you’ve seen before and, often times, they succeed.
Is Daft Punk better on TV or Live?
Live. Live every single time. Even if the venue isn’t huge, there’s nothing like a live performance and Daft Punk proves it.
Jazz is a popular style of music that planted its roots centuries ago. Its origins are a mix of African and European music styles. Eventually jazz was incorporated with popular music, and its mix created a modern jazz sound.
Jazz music has roots as early as the 1700s, when slaves created work songs to tell stories and help the time to pass more quickly. These songs expressed their religion and desire for freedom. In the 1800s, ragtime music became popular as a form of jazz. Ragtime combined the rhythm of the black community’s Read the rest of this entry »
The Beatles were a tremendous influence on late twentieth century music and culture to the point of having the word “Beatlemania” coined to describe the intense interest the band attracted. They were a unique phenomenon whose impact went far beyond music and affected the philosophy and fashion of their times and beyond.
The Beatles were formed in 1962 in Liverpool, England. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their popularity grew and by 1964 they were international stars and the leaders of Read the rest of this entry »
Elvis Presley worked his way from being born into a poor family in Tupelo, Mississippi, to being known as the “King of Rock n’ Roll.” Along with the gold records he produced, he had a heart made of pure gold.
With more than 149 record songs recorded, high record sales, movie and television appearances he became a household icon, not only in the U.S, but also countries like France, Yugoslavia and Belgium. As a deeply religious man in his Pentecostal faith, along with his rock songs, he recorded many Gospel Read the rest of this entry »
Techno music is a specific type of fast paced dance music and has become more and more popular since its first introduction in the 1980′s. Techno is made using keyboard beats and computer operated synthesizers to create a techno artists voice to be heard in a higher or lower pitch while listening to the music. Techno originated from a merge of disco, pop and funk music to create an entirely new genre of music. Computerized drum sounds Read the rest of this entry »
Few uniquely American phenomena have had the social and cultural impact as the musical genre known as rock and roll. Although the origins are subject for debate, it’s generally accepted that the roots of rock and roll lie in a combination of African rhythms and European musical structure. Jazz, blues, country and folk are other genres which had significant influence in the creation, as well as advancements in technology, such as the microphone, amplifiers, and perhaps most significantly, the electric guitar, were also key players Read the rest of this entry »