Music Education

What Is Reggae Music and Where Did It Originate?
by Nov 10, 2021

When we first hear of reggae, our minds usually go to some of the biggest names associated with this type of music, such as Bob Marley, Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru, and others. This wonderful genre tells many stories, and it is full of rich history. Since its beginnings, reggae... Read More

The History of New Wave Music and How It All Began
by Mar 15, 2021

New wave music originated as a more pop-oriented genre to the emergence of punk rock music, hard rock, and heavy metal music in the 1970s. New wave was prominently popular in the United States and the United Kingdom in the late 1970s through the end of the 1980s, though some... Read More

The History of Punk Rock Music and How It Evolved
by Jan 14, 2021

Punk rock music originated from the harsher, more aggressive 1960s rock and roll music that was popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, including early songs by popular British Invasion groups like The Kinks and The Who and regionally popular American bands dubbed “garage rock.” Punk is a... Read More

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