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posted a comment on Lynyrd Skynyrd. 8 days ago
their 'Sweet Home Alabama' written using three major chords of the Mixolydian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/7-songs-featuring-mixolydian-mode
posted a comment on Television. 8 days ago
their iconic 'Marquee Moon' written using the Mixolydian mode chords:
https://musictales.club/article/7-songs-featuring-mixolydian-mode
posted a comment on Coldplay. 8 days ago
their iconic 'Clocks' written using the Mixolydian mode chord progression:
https://musictales.club/article/7-songs-featuring-mixolydian-mode
posted a comment on The Grateful Dead. 8 days ago
their iconic 'Dark Star' written using the A Mixolydian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/7-songs-featuring-mixolydian-mode
posted a comment on Bob Dylan. 14 days ago
According to independent research, Dylan's phrase "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" was quoted by judges and lawyers more than any other... See full review
posted a comment on The Doors - L.A. Woman. 21 days ago
posted a comment on Eagles. 21 days ago
posted a comment on The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) / If I Needed Someone. 21 days ago
posted a comment on The Doors - The Soft Parade. 21 days ago
The Soft Parade sounds detached from the band's main body of work and, for the first time, the tracks presented here are credited separately at the request of Morrison, who refused to sing some of Krieger's... See full review
posted a comment on The Who. 28 days ago
Townshend reported that the phrase "Teenage Wasteland" came to his mind while observing a field covered in rubbish after one of the 1969 English festivals:
https://musictales.club/article/baba-oriley-or-teenage-wasteland-brought-life-lowrey-organ
posted a comment on Krishna Das. about 1 month ago
his version of Om Namah Shivaya follows the canons of Western classical music using the key of C minor:
https://musictales.club/article/om-namah-shivaya-chant-meaning-and-lyrics-diversity-songs-set-panchakshari-mantra
posted a comment on Federico Moreno Torroba. about 1 month ago
Segovia considered Torroba's first guitar composition to be a true breakthrough for the classical guitar and stated that this was "the first time a composer who was not a guitarist wrote for the... See full review
posted a comment on Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger. about 1 month ago
Throughout his life, Kapsberger has published more than thirty books for various instruments of which about a dozen are considered lost. Beginning in 1630, Kapsberger publications entered a ten-year hiatus which historians attribute to the disgraced... See full review
posted a comment on Howlin' Wolf. about 1 month ago
According to Howlin' Wolf, the inspiration for Smokestack Lightning came from his memories of living in the countryside and watching the passage of night trains, the sentiment reflected in the song's title where lightning refers to fiery sparks... See full review
posted a comment on Jeff Beck. about 1 month ago
A very energetic take on Rollin' and Tumblin' was done by Jeff Beck for his 2000 album You Had it Coming in which he paired the double-stop electric-guitar slide technique with sensual female vocals echoning Muddy Waters'... See full review
posted a comment on Deep Forest. about 1 month ago
A very interesting harmonic sequence in B Dorian was composed by Deep Forest for their piece Sweet Lullaby in which the music is set to accompany an archival entomological recording of a traditional lullaby of the Solomon... See full review
posted a comment on Tears For Fears. about 1 month ago
Tears for Fears' Mad World is composed using Dorian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/5-songs-featuring-dorian-mode
posted a comment on Simon & Garfunkel. about 1 month ago
their arrangement for the traditional English ballad 'Scarborough Fair' is written in Dorian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/5-songs-featuring-dorian-mode
posted a comment on The Irish Rovers. about 1 month ago
their arrangement for the famous sea shanty Drunken Sailor is written in Dorian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/5-songs-featuring-dorian-mode
posted a comment on Pink Floyd. about 1 month ago
One of the most famous songs written in the Dorian mode is 'Another Brick In The Wall':
https://musictales.club/article/5-songs-featuring-dorian-mode
posted a comment on Richard Strauss. about 1 month ago
Curiously, the 1981 recording of his Alpine Symphony performed by Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic made history as the first work ever to be burned on the compact disc... See full review
posted a comment on M. Balamuralikrishna. 2 months ago
Not only the classics but also Indian cinema has seen tremendous impact left by Balamuralikrishna who composed music for 28 films and sang over 300 film songs:
https://musictales.club/article/merging-traditions-indian-classic-jugalbandi-duets-balamuralikrishna See full review
posted a comment on The Doors - The Soft Parade. 2 months ago
On this fourth studio album, the tracks were not credited to all four members as it had been done in previous releases, instead attributing all songs to the authorship of Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger, each having four solo credits and sharing one as... See full review
posted a comment on Granville Bantock. 2 months ago
The 2020 guide to research of Granville Bantock's life and music:
https://musictales.club/article/2020-guide-research-granvile-bantocks-life-and-music
posted a comment on Joaquín Turina. 3 months ago
A special role in Turina's output is held by his classical guitar works which have gained immense popularity since their writing in the 1920s and are still holding an important place in the repertoire of classical... See full review
posted a comment on Johann Joachim Quantz. 3 months ago
Quantz paid much attention to the correct tuning of the instrument in different orchestras, developing a system of rings that changed the length of the flute:
https://musictales.club/article/early-flute-tuning-improvements-quantz
posted a comment on Bob Marley. 3 months ago
during his two-year relocation to London, Bob Marley was arrested and charged with cannabis possession, after which he was found guilty and fined £50
https://musictales.club/article/easy-skanking-meaning-and-themes-famous-bob-marley-album-opener
posted a comment on Jane's Addiction. 3 months ago
they used the Lydian mode to write their Jane Says:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
posted a comment on Michael Jackson. 3 months ago
the song Human Nature was originally written by Steve Porcaro and uses the Lydian mode:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
posted a comment on R.E.M.. 3 months ago
they used the Lydian mode in their single Man on the Moon:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
posted a comment on Fleetwood Mac. 3 months ago
they used the Lydian mode to write their Dreams and Landslide:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
posted a comment on Rush. 3 months ago
they used only three major chords of the Lydian mode to write their Freewill:
https://musictales.club/article/popular-songs-using-lydian-mode
posted a comment on The Young Tradition. 3 months ago
they were the first to record Randy Dandy O—one of the most famous sea shanties
https://musictales.club/article/randy-dandy-o-sea-chantey-raising-anchors-and-sailing-around-cape-horn
posted a comment on The Cure. 3 months ago
It is reported that while working on Disintegration, the frontman Robert Smith suffered from depressive moods brought upon by the band's sudden popularity, and experimented with psychedelic substances in an effort to change their sound by complicating... See full review
posted a comment on Pablo de Sarasate. 3 months ago
Zigeunerweisen, his best-known violin work based on Hungarian folk melodies and Romani music motifs:
https://musictales.club/article/zigeunerweisen-folk-tunes-meet-csardas-dance-pablo-de-sarasates-most-popular-work
posted a comment on Sergiu Celibidache. 3 months ago
Celibidache believed that playing his music outside the acoustic space where it was performed could not immerse listeners in a transcendental environment so he was quite negative towards any potential recording and release of his... See full review
posted a comment on Ronu Majumdar. 3 months ago
It was also Ravi Shankar who launched Majumdar's international career when he invited the flutist to record the work Passages, marking it as the main connective link between Western and Indian classical... See full review
posted a comment on Francisco Tárrega. 4 months ago
Capricho Arabe, Tarrega's most famous work, was performed by several groups of musicians during Tárrega's funeral ceremony in 1909:
https://musictales.club/article/capricho-arabe-first-composition-francisco-tarrega-became-his-epitaph
posted a comment on Consuelo Velazquez. 4 months ago
Bésame Mucho is one of the most famous songs in music history that has been tirelessly performed for the past eighty years by prominent opera singers and popular musicians of various genres. Its simple and charming Spanish lyrics were written and set... See full review
posted a comment on Édouard Lalo. 4 months ago
Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" was originally written as a violin concerto intended for the outstanding Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate. it draws the attention of the best violinists of the 20th century:... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles. 4 months ago
When writing "Savoy Truffle", Harrison decided to use a new method of composition to move away from his usual practice of incepting a certain message into the songs for which he was nicknamed "Mystical Beatle... See full review
posted a comment on Jean Sibelius. 4 months ago
Sibelius's The Oceanides as "the finest evocation of the sea which has ever been produced in music"
https://musictales.club/article/oceanides-deeply-impressionistic-tone-poem-sibelius
posted a comment on Roland Dyens. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Madagascar 1929-1931 (Musiques de la Côte Et Des Hauts Plateaux = Music Of The Coast And Tablelands). 5 months ago
To experience the authenticity of Malagasy music, it is better to listen to the very first recordings made during the 1920s and 1930s when such an original and complex culture of the island has not yet changed under the powerful influence of the music... See full review
posted a comment on Cocteau Twins. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Giovanni Bottesini. 5 months ago
Bottesini's career as a contrabass performer began, to a certain extent, unexpectedly when at the age of fourteen he trained on the instrument in preparation for admission to the Milan Conservatory which, at that time, guaranteed a scholarship only to... See full review
posted a comment on John Williams (4) - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 5 months ago
The most iconic Close Encounters sequence is perhaps the five tones — a simple musical phrase used to converse with aliens. In the film’s climax, the alien mothership communicates through notes, lights, and color. It might as well be an IQ test for... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles. 6 months ago
The Beatles were so fond of Picardy cadence that their A Hard Day's Night contains as many as three songs in which a minor chord is unexpectedly replaced by a major one.
In Things We Said Today and I'll Be Back, the A major chord is heard at the end... See full review
posted a comment on Tanita Tikaram. 6 months ago
The highlight of Twist in My Sobriety is the solo parts performed by Malcolm Messiter on oboe, a rather rare instrument for pop music that, together with Tikaram’s dark vocals, imbues the composition with a unique mood and sets it apart from other... See full review
posted a comment on Enayat Khan. 6 months ago
Only a dozen recordings made by Enayat Khan for Megaphone between 1930 and 1935 are available. The maximum length on these tracks is limited by 78 RPMs technology of the time and is a little over 3 minutes, giving the audience only an idea of... See full review