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    Classical Music for Babies

    I have heard that classical music is good for babies but not exactly for developing their aptitude in music. A psychologist said that when the baby is exposed to classical music, he becomes calm and friendly which means a desirable personality when he grows up. On the contrary is rock which can...
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    What genre is the most popular now?

    Aside from rap, what genre of music is most popular now? I don't know if I'm out of touch with modern music but I think rock and R&B are still there. With country and reggae, I don't think there are new songs at present. What about live songs? I hear them on radio all the time.
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    New classical music

    Have you heard of a new classical music? Is there a band that plays their original classical music? I am just wondering because when we say classical, it denotes old age so why don't composers write new classical music? I know of a local composer who writes new serenade songs in the genre of the...
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    Orchestra in grade school

    There is a program for grade school to have their own orchestra. But public schools are having a hard time to cope because of budgetary problems. The instruments are not cheap and they have to hire a band master. I have seen one band in a rural town. Those grade school pupils with the band...
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    The Eagles

    When I first heard Hotel California, I was wondering why it was so popular. I chanced upon the song on the radio. What got my curiosity was the text of a cousin that said Hotel California has a subliminal message from the devil. But when I listened carefully, the song has nice message about...
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    Why dо sо mаny pеоplе think plаying thе drums is еаsy?

    My nephew who had the passion for drumming was given a brand new drumset by his mother. My cousin is rich so I understand her desire to please her son when she had a small studio constructed for the purpose. Her son could play drums any time. But after a few months, the drums were not used...
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    Can the Beatles be considered a rock group?

    The title of this discussion was asked by a radio listener. The DJ replied that the Beatles actually fall under the genre of rock and roll although they have some songs that can pass off as rock. Now this makes me think - what is the difference between rock against rock and roll? Pardon me for...
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    Is seranade still alive?

    One government agency has a contest for the serenade. But it turned out as not really a serenade but Kundiman, not exactly a romantic genre but more of a lamentation. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts have launched the contest last month and we are awaiting the result of the...
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    Rap & Hip-Hop - Are they the same thing?

    From what I understand, rap is a kind of music that follows a certain beat like reciting a poem. Hip-hop is a kind of rap that comes with the attire and the hand movements which makes it different from the ordinary rap. Pardon me if my assumption is not correct because I have to admit that I...
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    Bands with animal names

    I think there is a band called Animals but I don't remember exactly their songs because I was still a toddler then. Maybe the band names are just going with the trend. There Is a band named Buckinghams which sang the song Don't You Dare. Is a buckingham an animal? Anyway, the local bands of yore...
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    Electronic drums

    Is the electronic drum getting popular? How would it fare with the traditional drums? We have a neighbor who has an electronic drum that their daughter is using for practice. Maybe she wants to be a drummer. It's just unfortunate that the volume of the drum was too loud that our neighbors would...
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    Tim Buckley

    Tim Buckly reminds me of the Carnival Song which has a sad melody. It can be likened to Where Are The Clowns. For a love song, Sweet Surrender is like an experimental music to me. Maybe that’s the style in that era before the golden decade of the 1970s.
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    Favorite song from the 60s

    I don’t think I can relate to this although I have been listening to a radio station that plays old songs in the 60s up to the 80s. However, I may be familiar with the song but I don’t know the title. Hmm, maybe the best I can remember is Frank Sinatra’s When I Think Of You. Another singer who...
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    Ella Fitzgeral is the queen of jazz

    When speaking of jazz in the olden days, it cannot be denied that Ella Fitzgerald will be mentioned. Some To Watch Over Me is a long time hit and the danceable Cheek To Cheek is the favorite in the ballroom events. And for the oldies, who couldn’t remember The Lady Is A Tramp? Truly, the queen...
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    Rihanna - the most influential pop star

    Rihanna is named the most influential pop star. I remember a few years back when Rihanna’s Umbrella made waves. There was this singer named Miss Ganda who came up with a local version. The title is the Tagalog term for umbrella which is Payong. It was a hit for sometime although there was no...