What Is House Music?

The house music is basically an electronic dance type of music which initially originated in Chicago back in early 1980s. It is during the same decade that the music got popularized among the African-American, the Latino American and the gay communities. The music gradually gained popularity lead by the infamous House Music Tour. The popularity spread through the United States before spreading to the world.

The origin of the word ‘House Music’ might trace the roots from a nightclub in Chicago by the name ‘The Warehouse’. The club existed between 1977 and 1983. This was a dancing spot for the gay black and the Latino men who frequented the place for disco dances. The name is believed to have been derived from a sign written ‘we play house music’.

The infamous House Music Tour is the one that introduced the music to Europe. England received the new kind of music as one of the best music and contributed in its spread. England played a huge role in the spread and development of the music through out the entire European continent. This was still in the 1990s and the spread got to the peak in the mid 90s. In present day, the music has been infused in various music mainstreams such as good techno songs, pop and dance across the globe. The music is unique in a way and its popularity has been attributed to the elements from other music.

The House music has been influenced greatly by other kind of music. The visible elements include those of funk and soul infused varieties of disco. In general, the house music basically mimics the disco percussion. This has is evident especially when considering the continued use of the bass drum on the bears. The music also includes the electronic drums, synthesizer baseline, funk, pop and the electronic effects that make the music appear more like the top techno songs. It is by far the best kind of music for the people who love soul and funk music. It has the elements prominent in it and they are augmented by the techno aspect.

Basically, the house music is an up-tempo music designed for dancing though a little off when compared to the modern dance. It lies at mid-tempo which is basically between 118 and 135 beats per minute. Generally, the prominent element is the kick drum which tends to appear on all the beats. The beats have been known to be generated by either a sampler or a drum machine. Extended dropouts and kick fills augment the kick drum.

The house music has had great impacts in various fronts ranging from social to political fields. The music has been used many times to convey political messages to the people who are considered as outcasts in the society. This was basically done to point at the people who did not fit in the American mainstream society. This was celebrated by most of the black males and hence was associated with the black Americans. All in all, the house music is designated for dance and the main goal for its creation was to fit the nightlife.

Play Piano Music – The Emotional Instrument

You love the sound of it, its elegance, beauty, and charisma. With its perfectly laid black and white keys and hard body. Yes, I am talking about a piano! Well, what picture did you have in mind? Getting back to the piano, this is some of the features that attract a person wanting to learn how to play. Especially with it’s sound, it’s no wonder people want to learn how to play piano music.

If you are interested, or made up your mind to learn how to play the piano, then congratulations! You couldn’t have picked a better instrument to learn. The one feature that I love about the piano so much, is how music is expressed in feeling through the piano. Emotions play a high role when one plays the piano. It’s sets a mood for that moment, which is given through the creativeness of the musician.

How is this accomplished you might ask? Well, it starts with a strong desire. One that bonds you to the instrument. The music that you play will depend on the feelings that you have in that particular said time. Now that we have defined something that a person needs to feel when a piano is played, anything less will hinder the learning process. If you are not ready to learn how to play, then simply don’t.

Alright, if you are still reading this, then that means that you are true to wanting to learn how to play. Now learning how to play will be up to you. Whether you take private lessons, scan through the internet to find some free content, or purchase a simple course relative to beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. A program that you can learn at your free will, with videos and the best of all, to play piano music with your favorite songs.

Classical Music – What Do You Know?

When someone thinks about classical music, they think of school bands and Bach. It is not as popular as it used to be when it was the only kind of music out there. Classical is the oldest type of music. It encompasses many different elements and instruments. Most people who listen to this type of music appreciate the sounds and technicality of the music. Classical can be simple or complex depending on what the composer was feeling at the time they were writing it.

Many researches have stated that listening to classical music can help alleviate, or reduce, stress and blood pressure. Classical music is made up of sounds that are considered to he high-frequency. Many studies have said that the high-frequency sounds aide in energizing parts of your brain to help boost health. Today, most of us listen to music that is consisted of low-frequency sounds. This type of sound can have a negative affect on your brain and cause you to have a reverse affect than the high-frequency sounds. When a woman is pregnant, she will have lots of people asking or telling her to put earphones on your belly while playing classical music. Reports have shown that when a mother does this to their unborn child, after that child is born, they have a possibility of remembering that music. This is due to the many different kinds of complex rhythms that take place within classic music.

You can listen to this type of music anywhere. From restaurants to book stores to the radio, you can always find it. Although it is made up with much complexity, classical music is a calming and relaxing type of music that will help us get a more positive attitude. No matter what type of music you listen to now, classical music never die out and will always live on for many years to come.

Music Review of Fantasy Black Channel by Late of the Pier

“Late Of The Pier” are a four-piece indie rock band from Castle Donington, London. Late Of The Pier are Samuel Eastgate (Vocals, Guitar and Synthesizers), Andrew Faley (Bass and Synthesizers), Sam Potter (Sampler) and Ross Dawson (Drums). All of them have pseudonyms and known as Samuel Dust, Francis Dudley Dance, Jack Paradise and Red Dog Consuela respectively. Late Of The Pier are very much into electronica and their music genres cover indie rock, electronica, synth pop and dance-punk.

Late Of The Pier’s Fantasy Black Channel opens with roaring guitar instrumental “Hot Tent Blues”. It seems that Late Of The Pier have been using a sampler to make this track. The guitar on this track revives the 80s rock scene where it’s filled with pitching and echoic guitar. The bass and drums provide cushion in the background as the guitar plays on. Once it reaches the remaining 13 seconds, the track gallops again but this time, with some start/stop guitar riffs. It’ll gradually bring you to the next track. Very energetic opening!

Once entering “Broken”, oh my god the guitar just brings you on. You couldn’t help it but to move your body to this crazy filler track. Very awesome guitar work i would say. Shortly after that, it’s followed by a series of music created by synthesizers and sampler. Only by the time Samuel enters with his vocals, Broken seems to slow down a bit to allow him to express himself. Broken is filled with various guitar playing, you can’t help but to love this track. Just my first listen, Broken already got me wanting for more. Very addictive!

“Space And The Woods” comes in right after Broken. If I’m not mistaken, it sounds like Late Of The Pier are playing keyboards here. Catchy keyboards playing by them. Samuel has a robotic voice-like as he sings on. When it comes to the part which i assume is the chorus, the guitar just comes in, without affecting the earlier keyboards that we first heard. In the bridge, Samuel sings in a very ignorant voice that goes, “I’m shit hot so say what you think about me, I’m not gonna cry because I don’t care…” It sounds kind of cool here. The music on Space And The Woods definitely matches the previous track. Love the keyboards!

“The Bears Are Coming” has a very cool opening. African-influenced percussion belting with the synthesizers. Once Samuel comes in, it just adds extra weight to the already really good music. After each paragraph of his singing, the music just plays on. And it’s not just some ordinary music, it’s the type of music which is going to at least make you nod your heard. The Bears Are Coming also vibrates some disco-feel to it. In the bridge, Late Of The Pier just takes a short break with the slow tempo and Samuel enters with his yell-like vocals layered with heavy-heart elements, “I saw you wading in the water, i saw you ride along the sea, shine on a nightmare, shine through the trees…” Once after that, the music again kills me on the spot. With some voice in the background, it’s like a party track in the making. Before ending, it seems that Late Of The Pier are not done with the track yet, they just play around with their synthesizers and sampler. Amazing feeling!

On “Random Firl”, the music in the beginning is just way too cute. The synthesizers-influenced guitar are very cheeky as well. If you pay attention, you would notice a slight sound of exclaimation (Like a woman’s gasp) in the background when the music are just warming up to get to the verse. It just sounds so funny to me. Slowly, Late Of The Pier seem to be adding more instruments to this track, making it sounds much better gradually. The cheeky and catchy guitar just work its way throughout the track, very sweet feeling.

“Heartbeat” begins with some 80s-like music before the real deal comes in where Late Of The Pier enter with loud guitar riffs. When it gets to the chorus, Heartbeat seems to get into another level, it gets rougher and groovier here with Samuel going, “A heartbeat, a flicker, a line…. It’s just a line…” in repetition. The best moment on Heartbeat definitely. Entering the second verse, the bass also gets groovier and louder. It just never fails to pump up my blood and the volume. It’s not a line, it’s the music!

“White Snake” has a somewhat slow beginning. But it suddenly bursts with the loud guitar of Late Of The Pier. Samuel also seems to be gasping for air when singing as it’s fast and loud here. The guitar also plays at a speedy rate. When it gets to the chorus, the whole track just loosen up slightly. Piano can be heard playing in a repetition of notes rapidly as the track goes on from here. In the bridge, Late Of The Pier add some creepy music to White Snake, it comes in as a surprise, really. But it’s still good as the track is so fast until it gets you rocking as well. Even Samuel sings and yells like a true rock star!

“VW” continues with some clever music playing. Horn can be heard here as the music goes fast and slow throughout the track. When it’s fast, the horn seems to be louder and the music sounds kind of eerie, as if something bad is bound to happen. When it gets to the slower part, Later Of The Pier seem to be getting ready for the next speedy break. Listening to VW makes you think that you’re running out of time and something bad is about to happen. Dangerously fast!

“Focker” has a very strong electronic influences to it. On the verse, Samuel sings very fast as if he’s gulping down the lyrics. However in the chorus, things get a different approach. Samuel just sings and drags on, “I want to be you friend… Oh yeah…” With the heavy electronic music in the background, sometimes it just drowns out the voice of Samuel. Focker can be said one of the wildest tracks on Fantasy Black Channel. Even the remaining 30 seconds are filled loud guitar and synthesizers, looping and echoing to the end.

“The Enemy Are the Future” has a cute beginning. You would know what i mean after listening to it. It seems that this time Samuel share his vocals part with other members of Late Of The Pier. It has a deep and playful voice once it comes in. As the chorus comes, the whole track as i never expect, sounds very good with the bass going on. With Samuel going in a catchy tone and in repetition, “Easy life, is it an easy life?…”, i feel obliged to sing along as well. I just don’t know why, the way Late Of The Pier play and sing is really good! Needless to say, the music is just great on The Enemy Are The Future. Deeper into the track, it just turns into another track totally. The sampler and synthesizers just hit the invisible magic button as it’s no longer a rock track, it’s a dance track. Very, very highly evolved.

“Mad Dogs and Englishmen” starts with a bell chiming from afar. Sooner than later, the bass comes in and eventually it gets louder with a certain rhythm to it. The guitar and the bass on this track seems to be working together here, layering and covering one another. When the bass goes, the guitar waits; when the guitar goes, the bass waits. The bass especially, makes me smile as it possesses some funny elements in it. In the bridge and until the end, Late Of The Pier just play their stuffs which resulting in some playful and great music. It makes you want to play…

“Bathroom Gurgle” opens with steady drum beats (That resembles “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis) and soon joined by synthesizers. The music itself is already catchy enough to make me want to get up and dance. It’s infectiously groovy! In the chorus, Samuel yells, “Find yourself a new boy…” with the music adding in some xylophone-like sound. I really enjoyed myself listening to that particular moment. Other than that, Late Of The Pier’s Samuel also plays around with his vocals on Bathroom Gurgle as he imitates the voice of females at some points of the track. Few seconds after the chorus, Bathroom Gurgle surprises us with a cheering part that goes, “So put your hands on your waistline, and move you body to the bass line, and get your hands on some cheap wine…” Late Of The Pier really show everything they have on this track. One track that covers a variety of singing and playful music.