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A Very Brief History of A Cappella Music

A Very Brief History of A Cappella Music

[a cappella vocalization] – Mackenzie: A very brief history of a cappella music. The term “a cappella” generally refers to singing without instruments, but the word itself comes from the Italian language and it means “in the style of the church.” [bell tolls, monks chant song] Because in the Middle Ages, a cappella singing, like …

Waltzing Matilda: Meaning and History Explained

Waltzing Matilda: Meaning and History Explained

Jumbuck. Billy boil. Swagman. Billabong. If these words ring a bell to you, it’s because you might have heard it from a song called Waltzing Matilda. It’s the most recorded Australian song in history and, it’s so popular that it even has its own museum and commemorative day. Also, its lyrics were once microprinted on …

Why disco made pop songs longer

Why disco made pop songs longer

I Feel Love is Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s 1977 disco anthem. It’s THE song that signaled the beginning of electronic dance music. Its production is almost entirely built on synthesized sounds. There’s a propulsive bassline with a delay effect, a four-on-the-floor kick drum, Snare hits and hi-hats, and Donna Summer’s soaring vocal. These elements …