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The Different African American Music Styles That Set the Trend

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Jazz, Blues, Funk, RnB and Gospel music and all the styles in between are driven by African American origins. The musical instruments that are used in producing African American music like the Banjo and Drums have been used across several styles, to create the rhythm and beat that is associated with foot-tapping music. Music has a strong ability to connect […]

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Artists Who Influenced Soul Music

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African American music made a big impact on the music lovers around the world. A fitting name to describe the genre was Soul. The late 1950s, saw the rise of Soul music artists with the rising popularity of gospel music in the African American churches. The song originates from the times when slavery was predominant in America. The Africans were […]

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The Right Guitar Techniques and Style of Music to Learn

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Some of the greatest songs serve as inspiration for people to start playing the guitar. Watching their favourite guitarist rip across the fret, leaves enthusiasts wanting to be just like their heroes. To any seasoned guitarist, this is perhaps the first step to learning the instrument – the fascination. Even if you have never touched an instrument before, the guitar is […]

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The Folk and Flavour Behind the Ukulele

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There are so many instruments that you can choose to learn. However, almost everyone is drawn to the beautiful folk style of the ukulele. The ukulele has only 4 strings and is an easier choice when it comes to mastering. People also find that the ukulele is very easy to manage when compared to a large guitar mainly because of […]

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Most Popular Music Genres Today

Music comes in many different styles and forms. Your location, culture, and taste in various other things will most likely determine what kind of music you listen to. There are so many different styles of music ranging from jazz and classical music to traditional rock and country music. With each genre of music comes a rich history and geographical importance. […]

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

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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 Evolution of Persian and Middle Eastern Music

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Music was used in the Persian empire predominantly in rituals and for the entertainment of the king. The history of the music goes back hundreds of years before Christ, according to the earliest record. Some of the musical instruments that were used are harps, flutes and drums.  The oldest system of music in Middle East was called the Khosravani. It […]

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The Gift of Music for Health and Healing

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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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The Music That Emerged from Under the Ground and Lit-up Hearts

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Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that confused, yet, enthralled listeners who were used to the usual rock music, that they were used to.  The huge popularity of the genre laid hidden for a long time but was known by ardent music fans worldwide. When the media and larger audience caught whiff of the interesting tones and styles, […]

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Top Music Genres and Their Origins

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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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