Category Archives: History

  • The History of Folk Music by admin December 13,2013 in History Comments: 0 While the history of folk music can be traced back almost 1,000 years, the emergence of the genre as a modern type of popular music did not happen until the end of the 19th century. This is because, before the era of recording, music sung by groups of people at work or at home would […] Details
  • The History of Country Music by admin November 29,2013 in History Comments: 0 Country music is one of the most popular and instantly recognisable genres in the world. Early country music originated from the southern United States in the 1920s, when ‘hillbilly’ music would become popular across the southern states, with the main centre for country being in Atlanta, Georgia. This decade saw many country recordings, which would […] Details
  • The History of Jazz Music by admin November 26,2013 in History Comments: 0 Jazz is one of the most popular genres of music across the world. Although jazz doesn’t enjoy a great deal of mainstream success today, it has done in the past. That said, jazz samples are still widely used in pop, dance, and rock music, in particular, and the influence of the genre can clearly be […] Details
  • The History of Tenor Saxophones by admin November 18,2013 in History Comments: 0 What many people do not realise about saxophones is that the whole family was invented in conjunction with one another. Adolphe Sax might be best known for the alto saxophone, but the truth is that his genius was actually behind the design of every saxophone we know and love today. The tenor saxophone sits alongside […] Details
  • The History of Yamaha Guitars by admin October 31,2013 in History Comments: 0 Despite having a rich history behind them in the guitar industry, Yamaha is not a name most people would immediately associate with the instrument. However, while the likes of Gibson and Fender lead the way, Yamaha does enjoy a portion of the market and is still a respected name when it comes to guitar production. […] Details

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