RESOURCES FROM THE WEB - MUSIC
We have put together links to various articles on the web. Depending on your area of interest, these links might be useful resources for many of you looking for information or educational material on various topics. Or simply enjoy learning about the diversity in music!
Read about the history of classical music in America from colonial times to the present. Know the basics about how classical music developed in the United States from the humble beginnings in the new colonies through its role in concert halls and Hollywood in the 20th century.....
History of Western Classical Music
Learn about the changes that classical music underwent, and how it changed the way music was played and presented. Get information about the instruments that were commonly used for classical pieces. The article gives insight into the history of the Classical Music period, as well as some characteristics of it, like the texture of classical pieces and the variety of them.
Characteristics of Western Classical Music
Learn more about the symphony, including the form and the aspects which comprise it, and specific symphonies with details regarding the makeup of them. Since there is a vast history spanning Classical music, learn about some pieces Mozart composed. You can also read about the development and recapitulation of a classical piece.
Overview of Western Classical Musicians
Western Classical Music has had several key composers, and the article provides descriptions for the most well known. The article talks about how they differed in style and innovation and that many frequently debate about who is the most essential. While Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach seem to be primarily at the top of the list, the rest varies depending on who is asked. However, these names are often considered significant.
Rhythm and Raga
This article from The Kennedy Center can be a starting point to get a peek into the basics of Indian music. Based upon ancient tradition, Indian classical music is characterized by intricate and subtle melodies and complex rhythms. To a novice listener, the complexity of Indian music might seem overwhelming, but knowing just a few basics can give you the tools to appreciate the art form’s spectacular richness.
Ragas, Recipes and Rasas
Building on the long-held predilections between music, food, and cooking in Hindustani music, this essay provides another vantage point from which to consider raga and also the significance of rasa in the performance of raga.
An overview of Indian Classical Music
A nice attempt to explain the basic concepts of Hindustani Classical Music from scratch, demonstrating through examples and notations (both Indian and Western) at each step.
Answers to Everything in Indian Classical Music
RagaSphere -A Website focused on the listener, with the aim of drawing the casual and curious listener of Hindustani Music into becoming a serious listener and appreciate the finer nuances and aesthetic beauty of a Hindustani Classical Music performance.
The Primer - the basic concepts of Indian Classical Music
34 videos divided into 5 Chapters by RagaSphere will take you through the fundamentals of Hindustani Classical Music to help you understand and appreciate Hindustani Classical Music.
A guided tour of Indian Classical Music from Bagri Foundation
10 Part mini series by bagri foundation exploring key concepts of of the 4000 year old traditon of Indian Classical music.
Characteristics of Jazz music
The article focuses on characteristics of Jazz Music, such as the beats in each measure, as well as the harmony and texture of a piece. It also described the instruments typically associated with Jazz, as well as how vocals could be used alongside it. It discusses how blues originated and grew into the Jazz style that became popular in the 1920s.
History of Jazz
Here, readers can get an overview of the types of Jazz that developed, and what led to it, as the genre rapidly evolved. You also learn one the key tenets of Jazz, in what makes each musician different and stand out. The article posits what makes Jazz such a powerful form of music, and what makes it such a fascinating one as well.
Are there similarities between Jazz and Classical music?
While people know the characteristics of Jazz music, people wonder if Jazz is a piece of Classical Music. The article discusses how Jazz interacted with different forms of music through the years. The article also talks about the differences people might notice between the two styles of music, as well as people who see both styles equally.
Famous Jazz musicians
Louis Armstrong was one of the most famous Jazz musicians, and the article details his impact on New Orleans and the legacy he left behind. The article tells you about the accolades he achieved and the legacy he left behind. The reader also learns not just about Louis Armstrong’s impact on music, but his impact on New Orleans.
History of R&B music
With the popularity that R&B has, many artists have covered several songs of the genre, which the article discusses. It also talks about the history of R&B, including the growth of African American communities within cities. We also learn that even though R&B wasn’t political at first, the civil rights movement inspired songs that addressed social injustice.
Origins of 20th-century music
The genre of R&B was created in the 20th century, with the article positing the genres created out of it and their individual influences on different styles of music. The article also talks about how the genres that grew out of 20th-century music morphed into different styles on their own. With this, those styles combined with other genres and formed the types of music we know of now.
Top R&B artists
As with many lists detailing the top artists in a given genre, there will always be some sort of debate, and this article discusses this. They talk about the factors they took into consideration when creating the list. We also learn throughout the article the impact the artists had on R&B, and how they created that influence.
History of Opera
Like most styles of music, Opera has a vast history which the article discusses, including where Opera came from and when. We also learn about the terminology that people in Opera typically use and their meanings. The article discusses the origins of Opera as well, including why it was created at all.
What is the difference between a musical and an Opera?
Looking at a genre from outside the genre can be difficult, and the article discusses how some outside people can mistake Opera for something else than what it is. The article describes several attempts that have been made that didn’t hit the mark. The author also goes on to talk about the differences between the Musical and the Opera, and why that might be why these attempts were unsuccessful.
Importance of Opera
In this article, we learn about the importance of Opera. Many share their thoughts on what makes Opera such an important piece of musical history. The article posits a connection between the music and the person, a connection that some say is connected to human nature.
Characteristics of Hip-Hop
With Hip-Hop, there are many characteristics that the article talks about, like the aspects that contribute to Hip-Hop’s rhythm. Since Hip-Hop has some connection with other types of music, the article discusses the relationship between Hip-Hop and R&B. We also learn about the specific aspects of DJing, as it also has a connection with Hip-Hop, similar to R&B.
History of Hip-Hop
In this article, we learn about the history of Hip-Hop, like who first created the genre and where. The article discusses the technique that the “father” of Hip-Hop invented with regard to rhythm, and he spent time refining it. We also learn about the break that he encountered that began the movement to what we know the genre as now.
Notable artists in Hip-Hop
Throughout the history of Hip-Hop, there have been multiple well-known artists. Here, we learn about what makes these artists so famous. The article also discusses who these people were before they become the artists that we know now.
Characteristics of Latin music
Latin, like most types of music, is comprised of several aspects that make it unique, and we this article teaches us about those aspects, like the structure and tonality of Latin. We also learn about the instruments often used in Latin music, and some of the places those instruments come from. The article also talks about the places where Latin music comes from.
Notable artists in Latin music
When it comes to creating a list of influential artists in a genre, there is the question of what makes the artists influential, which the article addresses. As the list goes on, we learn what makes these artists, and why they are important in the Latin music scene. It also shows how expansive Latin music really is.
History about Bollywood
This article shares facts about Bollywood in general and music that is the defining characteristic of Bollywood films. It talks about the various eras in Bollywood, origins of music in Bollywood and more.
About Bollywood music
This article from Wikipedia does a good job explaining the history, style, various genres, music directors, top sound tracks etc. of Bollywood music.
What makes Bollywood songs so popular?
Bollywood songs are one of the most popular forms of music. This article talks about the popularity of Bollywood music, and how it thrives of fusion of various art forms to create a unique sublimation impact.
This article from Wikipedia does a great job explaining the various aspects of this music. K-Pop is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. The article talks about the various characteristics, history, industry, culture, and its popularity and impact.
Growth of the K-Pop genre
With K-Pop’s popularity growing around the world, this article discusses how the revenue for the genre is growing. K-Pop artists were able to stream their music, becoming one of the most-streamed groups. The amount of streams is coming worldwide, from several countries in Europe. The article talks about how the genre went from the bottom to the top.
The rise in popularity of K-Pop
K-Pop’s popularity has grown since coming into the west, to the point where people in the music industry haven’t something like this and K-Pop groups are surpassing American artists. The article also discusses that K-Pop didn’t reach its current appeal overnight, it took some time. We also learn that K-Pop groups have played with different styles of music to boost American music.