What is a Genre?

So we asked, what in the world is a "genre?" This is one of the strangest terms. What is it and how is it applied to music? Simply put, it is a word for the different musical categories, marketing groups, or a certain style of music. The word 'genre' is from the 19th century French language based on Latin which literally means "a kind"...

Tin Foil Hat Vs Radiation Suit

I once saw a t-shirt which read "They are watching you and they are out to get you!" It was merely a joke that could perhaps carry some truth in it. We know we're being watched. Revelations like this tune inform us. Don't be thrown off by claims versus reality. We're not stupid...

You’re Dreaming. Get to Work.

If we can, we want to make a difference to help make things better or at least matter. We're all dreamers, that's for certain and I get it; you want nice things, cool things. You hope to accomplish big things. Nothing wrong with that but just how far are you willing to go to get them?

Enharmonic & Diatonic

A chromatic key is described as the pitch of a tone measured in vibrations per second or the pitch range of a scale, instrument, or composition, that range being the distance from the primary keynote to it's octave up or down the scale. Enharmonic is the identical tone or chord included within a different key or scale.

Chromatic Intervals

A chromatic interval is described as the number of steps between tones, a step being the distance of pitch from one tone of the scale to the next or the distance between two notes of a scale and on the staff. The interval (third, fifth, octave, etc) is merely a method of separating and identifying that distance of tones or chords between the different keys

Naturally Occurring Music

They say that music imitates life. Sometimes it’s the other way around. We all know of various connections our music has with the things around us. Some things just happen naturally and can readily be interpreted as song. Perhaps the rustle of the wind through the trees might be heard as applause for the voice of the songbirds..

Primitive Musical Discovery

It would seem that Primitive music has always been here. No one can say for sure just when, where or how people first started making music. It undoubtedly stemmed from the very things we do today to amuse ourselves. Tapping a foot or clapping hands have always been a means of musical expression.

Time Signature

The time signature, also called a meter signature, is placed after the clef and indicates the number of beats per measure by the top numeral while the bottom numeral indicates to which notes to apply that value. The example shown shows a meter of 4 beats per measure with the quarter note taking a full beat.