History of Black Sabbath

Introduction In 1968 in Birmingham the band Polka Tulk Blues Company was established by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler. After they were established they changed their band name to Earth, and then in 1969 they changed their name one more time which became Black Sabbath. Since Black Sabbath has been created … Read more

The story of hip hop

Nowadays, hip hop is part of one of the most influential music type around the world.  As one of the most influential rapper called JAY-Z said: «Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn’t require either race to lose anything everyone gained hip hop”. Indeed hip-hop has brought many positive changes nowadays, especially for … Read more

Tchaikovsky Research Paper

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era, born on May 7, 1840AM in Votkinsk, Russia. His works include symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire including the ballets … Read more

AC/DC

From a musical perspective, Australian rock legends AC/DC are known more for their ‘mammoth power chords’ and influential rock sound rather than the inner workings of the band as business. Founders Angus and Malcolm Young put the band together all the way back in 1973 and established their dominance and rock sound with huge hits … Read more

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978) was a Soviet-Armenian composer and conductor who, along with Shostakovich and Prokofiev, was considered as one of the great Titans of Soviet music. He wrote in virtually all genres including symphonies, ballets, chamber works, and concerti. Well described by music critic Edward Greenfield: Khachaturian’s music notably outshone other Soviet contemporaries in creating … Read more

Take the A Train – Billy Strayhorn

The song “Take the A Train” was written by a man named Billy Strayhorn. Strayhorn played piano and wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington’s band. The song eventually became a signature opening piece for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. After a show in Pittsburgh in 1938, Strayhorn played a piece for Ellington. He copied the orchestra’s … Read more

The music industry and its history

Music is enhanced by history and very much rooted in its surrounding cultures. To discuss how this impacts our understanding of music history, we must first define what history is before we attach this to music. So, what is history? There are many ways in which this question could be answered, but in its most … Read more

Music History

Music is enhanced by history and very much rooted in its surrounding cultures. To discuss how this impacts our understanding of music history, we must first define what history is before we attach this to music. So, what is history? There are many ways in which this question could be answered, but in its most … Read more

Prog in The 70’s

Christian Anthony Goldsmith Meares Intro: Definition of Prog Progressive Rock was born off the back of the counter culture movement of the 1960’s – if not somewhat ironically, the counter culture of the 60’s created its own counter – counter culture with musicians who were more focussed on making music which required more involved listening. … Read more

Vaporwave: An Electronic Music Subgenre

Vaporwave is a musical subgenre and culture that came to fruition in the modern digital age. The term “vaporwave” was coined in 2011, by record producer Will Burnett after hearing the works of many artists of the time (Galil). Vaporwave is an American based genre with roots in chillwave, ambient and avant garde music. The … Read more