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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 […]

Music and Philosophy

Music talks without words; it expresses the inexpressible, where there is no sufficient word. Yet, its language is universal. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” says Victor Hugo. Music can heal, motivate, inspire and even more… Whereas anything produced by human being has the human […]

Destructive Music

Destructive music is not a special kind of music that you may feel like you have never heard one or if you start listening to one you’d know right away and be like “oh my God this is destructive music, I shouldn’t be listening to this”! These days, you would hardly find a single soul […]

The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Rock-and-roll (rock ‘n’ roll) has been one of the most influential post 1950 styles of music. It grew out of several streams of postwar pop music, including: Rhythm-and-blues (R&B), recording of the ‘Shouter’ blues such as Joe Turner, boogie-woogie piano blues and Gospel-based vocal style. If we take a look at pop music history, we […]

Pop Music and Societal Context

The societal context started to shape the music development, mostly, after the World War II (1945). The massive migration of southern musicians and audiences to urban areas in 1940s and the introduction of Electric guitar set the stage for hard edged Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, hard-country of Hank Williams and in mid-1950s the rock-n-roll […]