An Illustrated Glossary of Singing Terms

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Graceful Timbre: A Musical Analysis

Studies have shown that over the years, the general quality, thickness, and nice-soundiness of music, also known as “timbre” has been going down over the years, with synthesizers, drum machines, and vocals being the only instruments in many songs. Sometimes this...

Simon Hears a Who!

Just over a month ago, Gaetan Drapeau wrote a superb Op Ed (named “Gracefully Resurrecting Pop Music”, in case you want to (re-)read it – and you should!), in which he outlines the many metrics by which we can measure the homogenization and impoverishment of...

Gracefully Resurrecting Pop Music

I’ve said it before and will say it again, “Music isn’t what it used to be”. Of course, I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s where the predominant influence was from the 60’s British Invasion and of course Elvis Presley. So rich and diverse was the musical...