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A Brief Introduction to Carnatic music

A Brief Introduction to Carnatic music

When we talk about Indian music, many genres or forms of music come to mind – folk music, film music, Indian pop, and Indian classical music. However, these are mainly the forms of India’s own genre – Music of India. And a significant form, millions of years old Indian classical music is further divided into ...

What Kind of Music Do Dogs Like?

What Kind of Music Do Dogs Like?

Have you ever noticed your dog behaving differently when music is played? Maybe they start howling to the music, or maybe they bark, move around, or calm down. You probably haven't thought about this, but research has shown that dogs can be very sensitive to music. This is why they actively react to the sound they ...

Does Music Help You Study and Concentrate?

Does Music Help You Study and Concentrate?

Trying to focus can be difficult, especially when in a hyper-connected world, full of stimuli, information, and distractions. It can be very challenging to get in the right state of mind to study, to create, or to work. A debate about the effectiveness of music as a means to help us focus has been going on for years ...

Frissons and Chills When Listening to Music

Frissons and Chills When Listening to Music

Have you ever felt tingles, chills, or goosebumps while listening to a certain song? Maybe you've even noticed a boost of euphoria connected to those pleasant sensations in your skin. If that's the case, you're not alone! Frissons (a French word for shivers) are a pretty common phenomenon. So common that various ...

Earworm Songs – What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them

Earworm Songs – What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them

Have you ever experienced a somewhat unpleasant feeling of having a song stuck in your brain? Even when you like that particular song, it can quickly grow annoying to have its refrain resonating in your head over and over again. These are called 'Earworms'. If it is, don't worry: this phenomenon is very common. So ...

Happy Birthday to You (Copyright, History, Interesting Facts)

Happy Birthday to You (Copyright, History, Interesting Facts)

Happy Birthday to You is one of the most famous songs in the history of music. The copyright of the song has been subject to controversy ever since it was published in 1893. According to the Guinness World Records, it is the most recognized song in English, followed only by another birthday classic, For He's A Jolly ...

20 Great Movies About Music and Musicians

20 Great Movies About Music and Musicians

Looking for some great movies about music and musicians? Check out our top picks below. These include some wonderful cinematic adaptations of the lives of musicians and bands, both on and off the stage. Some of these movies help you discover the events and struggles that brought forth the famous songs we all adore. ...

Perfect Pitch (What It is, Can it Be Learned, How to Test For It)

Perfect Pitch (What It is, Can it Be Learned, How to Test For It)

Perfect Pitch or Absolute Pitch is the ability to recognize a note without listening to any other reference note. It is often thought of as a mysterious and unreachable ability. Music teachers and students often overlook it, thinking only a few chosen geniuses can have it. While it is true that perfect pitch is an ...

Reaper DAW Free Until June 2020

Reaper DAW Free Until June 2020

Reaper, the popular DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), is now available for free until June 2020. They have noted on their website: "If you are working remotely and/or social distancing and would like to use REAPER at home, you can download a temporary REAPER license." You can get a temporary licence key on their ...

10 Websites to Download Free Sheet Music

10 Websites to Download Free Sheet Music

In the ancient days before the internet, people had a pretty rough time getting their hands on the sheet music. Today you can get access to sheet music in seconds, and in some cases, you can get them for free! Note: some of the sites in this post contain a combination of free and paid sheet music. We have still ...

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