History of the Band Metallica and their Contribution to Metal Music

Since their formation, Metallica has been a major influence on heavy metal music. Their influence on the genre is so strong that the band is partially responsible for numerous subgenres and paradigm shifts within the metal genre.

Metallica formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The band became one of the “big four” bands of the thrash metal subgenre of metal. Their first four albums, “Kill ‘em All,” “Ride the Lightning,” “Master of Puppets,” and “….And Justice Read the rest of this entry »

The History Of Classical Music and How It Began

Classical music can refer to two things. First of all, the term refers to a type of art music that makes use of scales, chords and instrumentation. Classical music also refers to a period within the broader classical music sphere. The Classical Period of the classical genre roughly covers the late 1700s and early 1800s.

What is generally considered the classical genre of music known today had its origin in the plainsongs and Gregorian chants used Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Classical Music Masterpieces Throughout History

The classical music genre is filled with beautiful, inspiring works by great composers. The following are the best of the best.

Remarkable for its simplicity, Pachelbel’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 Handel’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 »

Daft Punk – Better on TV or Live?

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.

History of the Popular Music: Jazz

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 History of The Beatles And Their Contribution To The World

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 »

The History of Elvis And His Contribution To The World

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 »

The Early Beginnings of Techno Music

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 »

History of the Popular Music: Rock and Roll

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 in rock and roll’s development. One of the first notable rock and roll songs was “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets, which took on a life of its’ own after appearing in the 1955 film, The Blackboard Jungle. Soon after, artists such as Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes) and Elvis Presley (Heartbreak Hotel), along with the emergence of Buddy Holly and The Crickets (arguably the first rock and roll band), helped to set in motion a musical revolution that has never gone away. Rock and roll evolved rapidly in the early 1960s, fueled primarily by The Beatles, who incorporated different styles into their own unique sound, aided greatly by their remarkable songwriting skills. Today, rock and roll defies specific labeling, with elements of rap, http://directtelevisionpackages.com/direct-tv/Arizona/Direct-TV-Chandler/, techno, 3rd-World rhythms, and every imaginable musical genre in between utilized.