Spanning two world wars, the advent of the automobile, airplane, and radio – the Modernist Era’s revolutionary music reflects a massive cultural upheaval.
Different genres (styles) of music use distinctive techniques to create their recognisable sound. What makes rock different from pop? Ska different from reggae? Renaissance different from Romantic? Train your ears to recognise the characteristic sounds of genres so that you can identify them and even write, improvise and play music in these styles yourself.
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Patience, perseverance, and passion made Juanito Pascual an international flamenco phenom. His powerful, inspiring music blends flamenco, jazz, and rock.
Driven by new audiences hungry for sensation, the heroic Romantic Era celebrity composers drove performers to unsurpassed levels of instrumental virtuosity.
International flamenco phenom Juanito Pascual never abandoned his passion, even if that meant relearning the guitar completely from scratch – four times.
EDM is a fun and fascinating genre of music. Birthed at the end of the disco era, electronic dance music has made a huge impact on modern artists and culture.
Way beyond candlelit dinners, Romantic-era composers fascinated new audiences with extreme musical tales of love, death, nature, and the supernatural.
What does traditional music mean in the 21st century? Paul Green explores his Jewish roots as the klezmer wedding tradition transforms into a concert art.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, isn’t it about time you added some genre-bending Celtic Punk, Irish Trad, or Pirate Metal to your playlist?
Classical Era composers mastered musical form to frame their myriad thoughts and emotions. Learn how to listen for form in the music of Beethoven and Haydn.
Paul Green lives in two worlds – as his early musical love of jazz meets his Jewish roots, creating a new expression of the old tradition of klezmer music.
With roots stemming from the musical styles of American immigrants, the country music sound we know today has a storied past. Learn more about its start.
Does Valentine’s Day have you crying on your pillow? Here is one title for 11 great break-up songs from tragic to comic and from confused to celebratory.