While not currently a chart-topping genre in it’s own right, blues saturate the roots of rock, pop, hip-hop, R & B and nearly every popular music worldwide.
Articles about Active Listening
What makes pop pop? While drawing from several other genres, like rock, hip-hop, country, and R & B, pop music has its own musical and cultural qualities.
Spanning a half-century of musical mayhem, rock genres range from Surf to Heavy Metal to Punk, Grunge and beyond. Find out what makes rock, well, rock.
Hear what you play, and play what you hear: crucial skills for any musician. Violinist Eloise Hellyer teaches teachers how to teach, and learn, listening.
Music reading is often taught first. But when we learn first by ear, our musicality emerges much more easily. Singing connects listening with music-making.
Most western music relies on a steady measured pulse. See what happens when the metrical safety net disappears in these passionate examples of free rhythm.
Surprise your ears with the wide range of tango, celebrating more than 150 years of innovation with all its moody, playful, and emotional rhythmic energy.
Discover 5 astonishingly beautiful tracks by Heitor Villa-Lobos, who infuses classical forms with Brazilian spirit to create a musical language all his own.