Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics and Beowulf

The album good kid, m.A.A.d city, a literary epic by Kendrick Lamar, holds many elements of epic poetry. The story of this album surrounds K dot, a troubled teen growing up in Compton. It follows his troubles with characters like Sherane, and conflicts like getting jumped, getting in trouble for borrowing his mothers van, or … Read more

The effect of music on health

We wake up to different music every day, whether its waking up to an alarm clock or tuning into Spotify on the way to work. Music is beautiful to listen daily, it helps us develop mental energy to keep us motivated and happy. Music is an extraordinary type of articulation and can be utilized to … Read more

David Bowie

Over the many years of David Bowie’s astounding career, he has inspired millions of people with his eccentric style and dramatic music transformations. Bowie’s strong art sensibility helped make his music and live performances extremely visual and artistic. He is celebrated for blurring genres and opening minds around the globe and he has influenced more music … Read more

The way Romanticism influenced music

Romanticism is a term that often causes quite a lot of conflict between music historians, musicologists and other researchers of this era of music. The Romantic period of music roughly spans between 1830-1900. Due to its time frame many people use the term synonymously with 19th century music, however this would disregard many other movements … Read more

Music in relation to political identity (mobilising a culture of resistance during the Arab Springs)

Music is a vessel of communication that allows people to express emotion and meaning, even if the artist’s spoken language is not comprehensible to the listener. (HARGREAVES, MIELL and MACDONALD, 1997). Due to technological development and the increasing commercialisation of music over the last two decades, music has become a greater part of our everyday … Read more

Relationship between music and architecture

Introduction Architecture and music have long been associated with: frozen music – frozen music was Goethe’s description of high architecture [Nikos Dontas, 2005], while music is often referred to in architectural terms – in Bruckner’s agreements we have descriptions such as: “cathedral”, the conductor “makes” and “builds” correlations. [Sven Sterken, 2007] Theories surrounding the relationship … Read more

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – homosexuality

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (Chapter 18 verse 22) “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (Chapter 20 verse 13) These 2 … Read more

Music is education thesis statement

Music in education is essential to our children because it increases their listening skills and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. Music is Education There are schools attempting to eliminate teaching musical arts to our children. The board of education claims they must provide education by concentrating on the basic academic courses, … Read more

Classical Music

The term, ‘Classical Music’ is, in fact, very broad in relation to its age, due to its large scale, its roots of foundations covering music from the medieval through the present day. However, it would be more precise to define the term as a genre of music written in European style, during a time frame … Read more

Music education

Music is a basic human experience which addresses unique and fundamental needs, and has been upheld as an essential part of every human culture for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, music was considered one of the seven liberal arts, along with grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, and astronomy. A holistic approach to education should … Read more

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

Korean Pop (K-Pop) culture

Korean pop culture is spreading not only within Korea but also slowly into the whole world. K-pop originally targeted the Korean music market, but now it has gained popularity all over the world. Social media and streaming have helped K-pop reach larger audiences. K-pop uses more than just music to create an audience—it also uses … Read more

Importance/integration of music to support development of young English Language Learners

Abstract This study aims to determine the importance and integration of music to support the development of young English Language Learners (ELLs) in the early childhood. Songs are emotional and our relationship with music is usually profound, powerful and very rewarding. It unlocks our emotions, inspire our moods, and strengthen our mental and physical well-being. … Read more

Does Music Have a Positive Impact on the Brain?

Music is like its own language that everyone on Earth can understand and appreciate. Infants, children, teenagers, adults, and elderly, Western culture, European culture, Asian culture, ancient civilization and modern civilization all understand and appreciate music and what it can do for them. Music in today’s world is so easily accessible. Whether you’re listening to … Read more

How personality affects preference

Although the evidence may be few and far between on the topic, in contemporary music there appears to be a huge trend towards guitarists, as opposed to bassists (and other instruments). From this thought, a question naturally arises ‘is it because of their personality?’. Anecdotal evidence on bassists and guitarists made it clear that the … Read more

Politics of identity in folk music

Music plays an integral role in the modern society as it did in the past. Music allows the people to communicate their beliefs, their values, and culture in an entertaining way. Virtually everybody is influenced by a particular type of music depending on their tastes and the aspects of the music that they love. In … Read more