Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum
The Wicker Chair on Music Covers Everywhere
If you go back and look at some pretty famous album covers you'll notice that many feature artist sitting on a wicker chair. But why, how did it all start?
How Online Streaming is Changing Song Writing
The world of music has changed with technology from mp3's to streaming online. But did you know that streaming music is now affecting how songs are being written?
The Death Song You Hear Everywhere
Known as the Dies irae it's been around since the 13th century but you've heard it before in many movies and TV series. But why is this melody always used?
Playing Music in the Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider is world famous for it's contributions to science. Yo-Yo Ma is world famous for his contributions to the world of art. So what happens when you combine the two?
The World's Largest Instrument is Buried in a Cave
Known as the Great Stalacpipe Organ it looks like a normal church organ but instead of metal pipes it uses the caves own stalactites to make the music.
The Sounds We All Know
How were these famous sounds created and why are they so powerful? Lets look at how sounds have been integrated into modern life to tell us more with so little.
Making Music the Mad Scientist Way
Leave it to a mad scientist to make awesome music using technology. It's not everyday you see a musician wearing a metal suit playing guitar surrounded my lightning.
How Disco Impacted on Pop Music
Love it or hate it but Disco music has it's place in music history. But did you know Disco is responsible for changing Pop music making songs longer.
How Rock Music Caused Lyrical Hysteria
Have you ever bought an album of music and seen one of those "explicit lyrics" stickers on it? Well the history behind it is pretty crazy.
Musicians Battle it Out in a Competitive Foursome
Watch as four ladies all battle for center stage in a musical competition that see's a battle of skills result in beautiful music.
Awesome Street Drummer Will Have You Rocking
This street drummer has to be one of the best. With some simple buckets laid out before him and raw talent he smashes away creating awesome beats.
What is the Most Feared Song in Jazz?
Jazz is for real musician's so when you hear there is a song many are scared to play you have to ask why? Lets take a look at why John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" is considered a right of passage.
Can You Play an Ice Instrument?
Playing an instrument takes years of practice and dedication so imagine trying to play one that's melting as you play it. Lets look at ice instruments.
How Auto-Tune Makes Bad Singers Good
Some of today's singers rely heavily on technology like Auto-Tune to make up for their lackluster voices. But just how does the technology work it's magic?
Whats the Difference Between Record, Song and Album Of The Year?
Every year the Grammy's celebrate the best in music with various categories recognized but do you know the difference between Record, Song, And Album Of The Year?