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3 Ways to Analyze Your Apple Music Listening Habits

3 Ways to Analyze Your Apple Music Listening Habits

Although late to the party, Apple Music users can now analyze their data and listening history to uncover fun insights and re-listen to music that they previously had on repeat. It's very useful to look over your past listening habits to create great playlists, revisit old songs, and to simply 'nerd out'! Luckily, ...

Solfege (What is it, Hand Signs, Benefits) – Do, Re, Me

Solfege (What is it, Hand Signs, Benefits) – Do, Re, Me

The name “Solfege” (English/French) or Solfeggio (Italian) is derived from the names of the two syllables of the system, Sol and Fa. It is system to learn basic concepts of music. In this post, we will explain how each system works in any given musical situation, their pros and cons, various hand signs and the ...

What Is ‘Feat.’ in Music?

What Is ‘Feat.’ in Music?

‘Feat.’ or ‘ft.’ is an abbreviation for the term ‘featuring’. It essentially means that the song includes a short or guest appearance from another musician. Initially, guest appearances on songs from other musicians went un-credited. A major example of this is Eric Clapton’s guitar performance in the Beatles song ...

432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

440 Hz is the standard accepted pitch reference for tuning musical instruments. 432 Hz is an alternative pitch argued by some to be superior due to personal preferences or spiritual beliefs. If we didn’t have a standard pitch reference then musical instruments would sound out of tune with each other. In the past ...

House vs Techno vs Trance Music – What are the Differences?

House vs Techno vs Trance Music – What are the Differences?

House, Techno, and Trance music are often mistaken or confused with each other. Here are some broad comparisons between them: House music is relatively slower, more melodic and upbeat, with its roots in disco. Techno is faster, ‘colder’ and ‘machine-like’, with a focus on rhythm and futuristic sounds. ...

Why Do People Like Metal Music? 

Why Do People Like Metal Music? 

I have a very wide taste in different types of music. One of the genres that I enjoy listening to is metal. Now before you grimace at the alleged prospects of metal being ‘noise’ and ‘disturbing music for angry people’, I implore you to keep an open mind and hear me out. I'll explain to you why people like metal ...

10 Reasons Why Pop Music Sucks

10 Reasons Why Pop Music Sucks

Why does so much modern pop music sound so re-hashed, boring, and lacking in creativity? To put the question more bluntly, why does modern pop music suck? We’re not here to take a dig at an entire genre. It would be ridiculous to deride Pop music (or any music) as an entire genre, and of course there are artists that ...

‘Cue the Music’ or ‘Queue the Music’ –  Which One Is Correct?

‘Cue the Music’ or ‘Queue the Music’ – Which One Is Correct?

'Cue the music' is a common phrase that is used when getting a piece of music ready to play, or when directing somebody to start playing. ‘Queue the music’ is not used very often, but it’s technically valid. ‘Queue’ is a very common word in UK English, where those from the US would use the word ‘line’ E.g. “I ...

What Genre Is Frank Sinatra’s Music?

What Genre Is Frank Sinatra’s Music?

Frank Sinatra's main genre is best classified as 'traditional pop' or 'classic pop'. However, his songs also straddled between 'easy listening', jazz, swing, and big-band. Defining the genre that Frank Sinatra’s can be a bit challenging. While most casual fans consider him to be a jazz musician, this is partly ...

What Genre is Ed Sheeran?

What Genre is Ed Sheeran?

Ed Sheerans music straddles between pop, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter. He also collaborates with artists from different genres, ranging from grime to hip-hop. Ed Sheeran is an enormously popular musician, having sold over 150 million records worldwide. He is most commonly regarded as a pop musician, and his 2016 ...

The Essential Instruments in a Rock Band

The Essential Instruments in a Rock Band

A rock band is a musical ensemble that performs rock music. Rock bands most commonly have four members, with two guitarists – one for lead guitar and another for rhythm guitar – a bassist, and a drummer, with one of the members also singing lead vocals. However, there are other formations that include vocalists who ...