Riot Grrrl Movement: A Revolution in the Punk Scene

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Punk rock was a very powerful force when it came to cultural change as it was not only about the music, it was about the ones that didn’t fit into the establishment or in musical terms, the mainstream audience. This was a way to finally show true colors, and scream with all honesty what is… Read more »

Portable Music Players

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Music has always been an important part of every human being, and in one way or another, people get to experience music and melodies in their lives. However one of the most important technological breakthroughs in history was the invention of portable music whiche meant, having music with you as if you were listening to… Read more »

Africa’s Ancient Instruments

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If you ever wondered how music was made around 10,000 years ago, now we have some answers thanks to archaeological research. It’s important to have in mind that music or sounds for that matter, have changed in terms of its use, meaning that melodies and musical creations haven’t always been for entertainment or as something… Read more »

Overcoming the Barriers of Sexual Orientation

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Just like in movies, tv shows, politics, and everyday life, music has shared some important moments when it comes to the acceptance of people choosing who they want to be, and never be judged the wrong way because of their gender, sexual orientation or any other part of them. There are someimportant figures in the… Read more »

Josh Homme, From the Desert to the Spotlight

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There is a very exciting yet uncertain nature about rock artists that sometimes manages to surprise us in very interesting ways. One of the most important figures in rock of the 21st century is Joshua Homme, now leading man of Queens of the Stone Age, producer, and overall “workaholic” when it comes to music. Having… Read more »

The Sound of Sports

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There are many ways in which music affects sports, whether it is during training, special events, or cues about something related to the game, there is no doubt that music plays a big part in what makes sports such a great and exciting experience. Rapper Kendrick Lamar commented on the big influence of music in… Read more »

Music Effects on Animals

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By now, most of us are familiar with all the benefits music can bring us, whether it’s mentally or phisically, there is no doubt that there are many ways we can respond to the sound of music, but that’s us humans, what about animals? Animals can react to music in different ways as well, beyond… Read more »

Just Keep Practicing!

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by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music With so many of us spending more time at home, we have more time than ever for practicing music. How is your music practice holding up as we enter another week of quarantine and social distancing? Here are a few practice ideas for those of us who… Read more »

The Great Legacy of Eddie Van Halen

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When you think about art, you think about something beautiful, something enjoyable, entertaining, life changing, full of emotions and something timeless. Yes there are trends and the times change, but art has a special thing that makes it last almost forever. In music the same applies, and the legacy of thousands of musicians remain even… Read more »