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Why Jazz Is The Best Genre of Music: A Brief Guide to the History and Evolution of Jazz

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Jazz is a genre of music that has been around for over 100 years. It’s difficult to pinpoint when jazz was created, but it’s widely regarded as having its roots in late 19th-century New Orleans. Jazz became popular in the early 20th century and has evolved throughout the decades. Jazz still has a place in today’s world and is influenced by many different cultures and genres. The improvisation in jazz allows people to express themselves in ways they can’t with any other type of music. The history and evolution of jazz are exciting and complicated, but this brief guide will give you all the basics you need to know about how jazz became such an important musical style. The History of Jazz Jazz is a term coined by musicians in the 19th century, but the roots of this music go all the way back to the 1890s. It was initially the “ African Dixieland ” music, which was originally a mix of music from the South. These rhythms and instruments would become the basis for modern jazz music, although

What is Rock Music? The History, Popularity, And Influence Of Rock Music

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Rock music has been a major part of popular culture for decades. As one of the earliest forms of rock music, rock and roll was a mix of African-American rhythm and blues and American country music. It was also influenced by English pop and cowboy songs. More modern rock music is a fusion between these different influences. It can be seen in how it blends with metal, punk, hip hop, electronic, and more to create new genres. In this post, we explore what rock music is from its roots through the evolution that has taken place over time to what it is today. The Roots of Rock Music Before the existence of rock and roll, there were a variety of different genres of music. African-American groups such as Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy Waters were popular with white and black listeners. It wasn't until the 1930s that country music became popular. It quickly caught on with both white and black audiences, but it wasn't until white country artists started reaching out to black audiences in th

Classical Music: What Is Considered The Most Beautiful?

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Classical music is a genre of music that has been around for centuries. It is often very complex and intimidating to listen to, especially if you are not familiar with it. Classical music ranges from vocal, orchestral, choral, chamber, symphonic classical music to more experimental forms of classical music like opera and crescendo. There are so many different types of classical music out there, but which one do you think is the most beautiful? There are many different opinions on this topic, so it's hard to know which one is the best for everyone. But here are some thoughts about what might make some pieces more enjoyable than others. What is classical music? Classical music is a genre that, according to Merriam-Webster, is "music from before the 18th century in Europe and the United States". It has roots in the Baroque era when opera became popular and classical music became associated with musicians who could play solos for very long periods of time. Classical music c

All About Christianity And Gospel Music

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When you hear about the word gospel music, whatever comes to your mind might depend on your experience as a Christian and the denomination you attend. It might be the continuous church choruses Jesus loves you that might keep ringing in your memories or the famous hymn Jesus only is our message, howbeit, gospel songs cannot be overlooked in the Christian dom. This is because it is the basis of connecting to heaven and also moving the hands of God. There are varying levels of tunefulness to the gospel music, and possibly the ones you have heard all your life are almost the same over and over. You might even think of the worse gospel song you might have heard over the years back.  Whatever might be your though on gospel music, it is an undeniable fact that music is the food for the sol, and also gospel music is an integral part of Christian worship. From the likes of Gregorian chant and Bach cantatas to contemporary gospel Christian songs, either in rap, jazz blue, metal or rock, there a

Christmas Songs and Carols for All Events to Get You in The Mood

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 Christmas is around the corner, and everyone is full of cheer, putting up their Christmas trees and making little cribs. People are busy decorating their houses, putting up a star, and buying gifts for loved ones. It's that time of the year when people forgive others for things they have done wrong and fill their hearts with love. Many days before Christmas people begin to play Christmas carols and songs. It brightens up their days and brings in the Christmas spirit. Do you know which of the popular songs can make up an excellent Christmas playlist? Do you know which ones you could use for stage performances?   The Earliest Christmas Songs We Know Christians started celebrating Christmas around AD 336. But the famous 'Hark' came into being around 1739. Silent Night became famous in 1818 and Away in a Manger in 1882. Yet, these are the oldest Christmas carols we know, and people still sing them even today. However, there was a musical composition related to Christmas in AD

The Right Kind of Music Can Soothe and Heal You Better Than You Ever Expected

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  The love for music dates back centuries. Cavemen used to hum and sing in their caves. Scientists believe that since they spent most of their time there, and these dwellings were not well lit up, they used sound to help them with directions. There is proof of this in the cave walls in France. The ochre ones produced excellent acoustics. Early men trained themselves to hear certain musical sounds that echoed in the cave bends, to find their direction in the dark. In ancient Egypt, music was part of many rituals. Ancient Europeans even played musical instruments like the flute , which they made from bones. Music Has the Ability to Calm and Cure You These days, people have realized that music has enchanting powers to help to relieve anxiety and pain. You can design a musical prescription to take away your pain and lighten your mood. That will help you to stay away from drugs and visits to psychiatrists. It is essential to choose the right kind of music so a music therapist can help you w

How Music Affects And Benefits To The Brain

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All most all aspect of life confirmed that human being is wired to respond to music, at any point in time. Some studies based on researches had suggested that soon music could proffer healing to health conditions like stroke and Parkinson’s disease.  The power of music cannot be overemphasized, based on its natural healing strength. It is also amazing how music affects a group of people and its importance in the health care system. More so, it has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt that music helps the brain secrets some hormones from the brain, which are stress relievers. Music has existed for a long time, and it has been traced as far back as human existence. Besides, in the study of an infant's brain, they prefer smooth sounding music with constant intervals as compared with the regular combination of notes jammed together, which are adult’s favorites.  The power of music and its health benefits to you  is considered therapeutic and amazing. The amazing thing i