Colonization and Exploitation in music’s clothing

People around the world like to listen to music for different purposes – for relaxation, running, studying, unwinding or just enjoying the art of music. But when we listen to music regardless of the purpose, we are completely unguarded and defenseless. Different people feel related to different genres and different artists for various reasons. To… Read More Colonization and Exploitation in music’s clothing

Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) was the influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the romantic era. Back in those days, not everybody believed in the potentials of the guitar and it was more common to compose for instruments like piano and violin. Francisco Tárrega has greatly influenced the development of the “classical” guitar by the etudes, studies… Read More Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar

The story of Music (Part 2)

Before the developments of musical notation, Middle-Ages songs (e.g. chants, secular monophony) were passed down from memory to the next generation. At the time, some composers and musicians were active outside the Church. Moreover, eight modes were recognized by medieval theorists which became a great source for later composers. Poet-composers such as Troubadours and Trouverès… Read More The story of Music (Part 2)