Music Education

This Is Why Rap Lyrics Are Called Bars: All You Need To Know
by Dec 19, 2020

Common Scenarios If you have been to a hip-hop website or a hip-hop social media page, you have probably read a sentence (or two) or seen a comment to some rap lyrics which states: “Bars!” Jay-Z drops a hot new verse… “Bars!” Eminem drops an amazing new album… “Bars for... Read More

The History of Heavy Metal Music
by Dec 15, 2020

Heavy metal music originated from the heavier rock and roll bands of the late 1960s, including Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Budgie in the U.K. and Steppenwolf and Blue Cheer in the United States. In particular, Deep Purple combined an appreciation for classical music (mainly through Deep Purple’s guitarist Ritchie... Read More

A Powerful History of Jazz and Blues Musical Evolution
by Nov 25, 2020

Introduction The Jazz and Blues are arguably two of the most powerful forms of American Black music, both stemming from roots in African vocal traditions and Sothern gospel practice. We will discuss the history of Jazz and Blues music and its evolution thought out time. The Blues can be seen... Read More

The History of Reggae Music: A Global Voice of Liberation
by Nov 16, 2020

Reggae practice is more than just music. It is dance, it is physical engagement, it is culture, it is struggling, and it is a celebration. The sounds of Reggae are perhaps Jamaica’s most well-known and ubiquitous cultural exports. The history of Reggae as a musical tradition that began as a... Read More

50 Songwriting Tips from World Class Musicians
by Nov 11, 2020

Songwriting isn’t always roses and rainbows. The task can be quite neck-breaking, especially at times when your creative juice isn’t flowing. It’s during these times, when it takes you hours upon hours to write a single line worth of song lyrics, knowing a few songwriting tips will help. I know it’s frustrating, but whatever you... Read More