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What Makes a Song Catchy?

What Makes a Song Catchy?

“Catchy” songs are often carefully crafted to have that effect on listeners. Using mathematical formulae and human psychology, earworms are made with a lot of thought and intent behind them. What makes a song catchy? Is it mere artistic expression or is there a whole lot more to it? Here is an attempt to break ...

The 8 Best Tools to Manage Your MP3 Music Collection

The 8 Best Tools to Manage Your MP3 Music Collection

MP3s can start to get a bit difficult to organize when you start building up large amounts of them. Listed below are some of the best tools that you can use when managing your MP3 music collection in a much better and easier way. Many of them are free. 1. MusicBrainz Piccard (Free) OS Availability: ...

What Genre are the Arctic Monkeys?

What Genre are the Arctic Monkeys?

The Arctic Monkeys' music is classified as Indie rock, Indie pop, post-punk revival, garage rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, and recently space pop and glam rock genres. They are an English rock band that was formed in 2002 and are considered to be one of the earliest bands that gained their popularity ...

How to Record Your Guitar to PC and Mac

How to Record Your Guitar to PC and Mac

There are a few different ways to record your guitar to your computer. If your guitar has pickups (like an electric or electro-acoustic guitar) then you can “direct record” directly into an audio interface. Alternatively, you can use microphones to record the sound coming from your amp or guitar. If your ...

25 of the Best Free Vocal Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

25 of the Best Free Vocal Plugins (VST, AU, AAX)

Even with the best recording setup, sometimes you may find yourself unable to make your vocals sound as good as they should. The secret is to use plugins to manipulate them ever so slightly. Whether you are looking to make your vocals sound better or change them completely, here is a list of some of the best free ...

Is Pop a Genre?

Is Pop a Genre?

Pop is a genre of music that’s characterized by catchy melodies and repeated choruses. It also places a significant emphasis on rhythm.  Pop is certainly a genre of music, but it's a very broad one. Continue reading to find out more about pop music, why people like it, some different forms of it, and the reason ...

Why Do We Listen to the Same Songs Over and Over Again?

Why Do We Listen to the Same Songs Over and Over Again?

People like to listen to the same songs because our brain develops emotional attachments to them. They are also easier to sing and dance along to, and it takes a lot less work listening to music you already like rather than trying to find new tracks. Not to mention, music can be a part of who you are. Some people ...

The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Music Genres

The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Music Genres

Electronic music comes in so many forms. Each of these genres have their own unique sound and style and often include many diverse sub-genres within them. Let's take a look at some of the most popular electronic music genres and what makes them so radically different from one another.  1. Techno One of the ...

How to Find Similar Songs Based on Ones You Like

How to Find Similar Songs Based on Ones You Like

Did you just discover a one-of-a-kind song that you like so much to the point that it’s playing on repeat all day? Well, I truly appreciate your passion, but you’ll probably get tired of listening to it sooner or later. But guess what? There are tools out there that can help you find similar songs with just a few ...

30 Different Types of Rock Music (Rock Subgenres)

30 Different Types of Rock Music (Rock Subgenres)

Rock music has matured and diversified dramatically over the years. This article delves into 30 of the most popular types of rock music. From acid rock to alternative rock and indie rock, it’s one of the most diverse music genres out there. But how do these subgenres differ from each other, and what makes each of ...

15 Things to Do While Listening to Music

15 Things to Do While Listening to Music

Music is incredibly versatile; it can help increase productivity, relax you, or get you pumped for a workout. If you're trying to figure out some new things that you can do while listening to your favorite songs, then this is the list for you. Here are 15 things to do while listening to music: 1. Doing ...

12 Different Styles of House Music

12 Different Styles of House Music

House is a genre of electronic dance music that is characterized by a steady four-on-the-floor beat that usually lies somewhere between 120-130 beats per minute (bpm). House tracks are often structured in standard song arrangements which consist of an intro, verses, a signature chorus, an interlude, and an outro. ...

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