Category Archives: Music

Where Did the Blues Come From? Origins of the Blues Music Genre

The blues is a musical form that came from within the Deep South in the late 1800s after the civil war; especially Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. Although the origins of the blues genre are as American as you can get, its roots are steeped in tragedy, thus how the style got its name. Slavery and the Blues Hundreds of years […]

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The Gift of Music for Health and Healing

Music is all around us in many forms. In nature, we hear birds singing, a brook babbling, crickets and frogs chirping in harmony. If you listen carefully, rain falling on a roof can sound like planned rhythm. Music has existed for as long as man, perhaps even before. In ancient times, people gathered around to sing and accompanied their songs […]

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Top Music Genres and Their Origins

There are now over 1,700 sub-genres of music after the proliferation in the 20th century. New sub-genres are usually based on existing ones and created by mixing or modifying them. There are way too many genres to list them all here, but let’s look at the nine most popular music genres, their history, and their classification. What is a Music […]

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The History of Hip Hop

Today, Hip Hop music is one of the most popular genres, loved by young and old alike. Have you ever wondered how it started? Well, it’s quite a tale. Keep reading to discover what we learned. The Hip Hop music genre, sometimes called rap, hasn’t been around that long. Yet, its popularity grew fast due to technology and the internet, […]

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