By | September 2, 2016

Christopher Francis “Frank” Ocean is an American singer born in Long Beach, California, U.S. He has started his journey as a singer since 2010 when he was acknowledged as a member of Odd Future—a hip hops collective group. Since then, his life becomes brighter and his first debut studio album was released in July 2012, titled “Channel Orange”.

The album was so great it reached the top 2 on Billboard 200. Three singles from the album that were promoted were “Thinkin Bout You”, “Pyramids” and “Sweet life”. Since then, Frank Ocean is still on the boat with many great, and amazing works follow.

Growing up with his parents in Louisana, he spent his time with the music. Even though not like every single time, but he had plenty. He loved listening to his mom’s CDs and he was also working part time in almost every places in Louisiana just so he can save money to pay rent a music studio.

His singing talent has shown up since he was little. Talking about Frank Ocean’s singing career, it was begun in 2011 when he came out with a mixtape titled “Nostalgia”, “Ultra”, “Novacane”. Since then he was invited to work with great artists.

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His five-year journey in the music industry has got him amazing awards such as Grammy’s. His music talent is out of this world, but that what makes great, popular artists like Kanye, Pharel, Beyonce etc. wanted to work with him; wrote songs made good music with him. His songs that are the most popular songs are “Thinking About You” which is part of Channel Orange.

“Bad Religion”, “White”, “Pink Matter”, “Pyramids”, “Monks”, “Sweet Life”, “Forrest Gump”, and “Lost”. Those are the top 10 Frank Ocean’s most popular songs. Which one have you ever listened to? Tell me!

By | June 13, 2016

Nowadays, we cannot get rid of music. Some of us might take a word of life is music or music is my life, right? Music comes to be the best healing tools for some people who want to brighten up their mood or just flow their mood in the certain condition.

Like a drug, music is addicted. Then, people might have their taste on the music that listened to. However, some most popular types of music might be popular around the world. This popular style of music always been heard in everywhere and can be listened to almost of people.

In that situation, we can conclude that the most popular types of music mostly have the top selling chart on the Billboard or anything like that. According to TIME which is based on most-tweeted update about the most listened music, some types of music has been familiar to people around the world:

  • Rap
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • K-Pop
  • R&B
  • Country
  • Latin
  • EDM

This result shows there are eight types of music which are most popular around the world. What makes it is more wonderful that there is new pattern on a taste of music such as K-Pop and EDM. K-Pop is not a new genre of music, but it is like a more specific Pop genre in the Korean language. With its Korean Wave, so K-Pop comes to be one of the most listened music in the world.

Some of these lists of popular styles of music must be on your playlist, right? With the own unique beat of music can be something special for you who have tasted in music. We cannot generalize about which music is the best between all of them because people have different taste in music that cannot be generalized too. Then, there might also the different result of most popular types of music which is taken from various polling.

By | June 7, 2016

Listening to the music must be the best way to releasing stress or just bringing your mood up. What we know that some people can enjoy many genres of music. However, there is also some musical styles list which must be known that will be easy to be chosen as your favorite. For you who like some of the genres of music must know about the style of music that is suitable for your mood. It is not a secret that music can flow your mood and condition.

If you are so curious about the style of musical, you may check this musical styles list out, so you may know which music that can be added to your playlist. There are more than twenty styles of music that might be ever heard. The styles of music are:

  • Ambient
  • Bluegrass
  • Children
  • Classical
  • Dance
  • Jungle
  • Folk
  • Gospel
  • Hip Hop
  • Musical Effects
  • New Age
  • Punk
  • Rave
  • R&B
  • Ska
  • Techno
  • Urban
  • Ballad
  • Blues
  • Dub
  • Electronica
  • Grooves
  • Latin
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Soul
  • Big Beat
  • Break Beat
  • Country
  • Disco
  • Grunge
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Retro
  • Rock
  • Stings
  • Trip Hop
  • Etc

Some of you must be unfamiliar with some of those styles of music. That is a common phenomenon, because if you are not taking too much into music, you might only know some of the styles that usually appear on your screen. Some of the people may know Classical, Rap, R&B, Jazz and so on. It happened because those of styles of music has been more popularized trough some media. After looking at those bunch of music styles list, have you interested to listening all of them?

By | June 3, 2016

Do you love to listen to music? If you are one of music lovers around the world, you might have your priority in the genre of music that you love. However, have you ever know about good music genres around this world? Well, for your information, there are so many styles of music that belong to be the good music. One of the genres might be your favorite. Are you curious about it?

The first genre that can be categorized as one of good music genres is heavy metal. This kind of music genre might not become everyone’s favorite, but there are so many heavy metal lovers in the world. Some people who do not like to listen to music with a high beat, they would not like this kind of music. However, you have to know that this kind of music, for several people, can represent their soul and also their heart. So, what do you think about heavy metal?

Then, jump to the second music genre, we have the pop genre as our favorite. Pop is a very general music genre for popular music that becomes the mainstream in the music genre. Many people love this kind of music to listen.

Classical becomes of the best music genre in the world. Well, even though the world changes every day and modern things come up every time, classic music still becomes one of the greatest music genres ever. Many people think that they might love to be relaxed with the relaxing music from the classical one. Are you one of the classical music lovers?

Besides classical, pop, and also the heavy metal, actually, there are still many kinds of music genres that categorized as the good one. So, do you have your preference? That is all about three good music genres for you.

By | May 30, 2016

The Urban music genre is a genre of the wide of the music world. The definition of urban music can be called as music genre that is not the dominant one, but it grows in the countryside and contemporary growing day by day. Many people love to hear urban music and enjoy their music taste. The Urban music itself is divided into some other genres that you can find around you. What are the styles of urban music that exist today? If you want to know about it, here is the list and the information for you.

Jazz is the example of the part of urban music. Not all people around the world love to hear jazz music. It has its own characteristic and for its lover, this music genre is quite refreshing and entertaining. This music genre is not entirely underrated since many modern bands with jazz music are popular.

The next genre is Funk. Funk music is a kind of urban music genre that also grows well day by day.

The next one is blues and hip hop. Those music genres are different to each other. Blues is sometimes representing to the sad music than hip-hop is popular with its beat. Reggae and R&B become the other urban music genre.

The genres of music urban show their characteristic and have their way to growing. Many of them are having fanatic fans and the bands have the fandom as well as the popular music.

Inside of each genre in urban music, there is still sub-genre that also grows and change every day as the part of contemporary music. So, which is one of urban music genre that you love? That is all the information that I can give for you about the genres of urban music. Hope you like it.

By | May 24, 2016

Talking about Grammy Awards, indeed, it will talk about the popular singer, best singer and also song. In the Grammy Awards 2016 itself, there are the lists of the winners which you can find here. Therefore, what are you waiting for? You can check the 58th Grammy Awards 2016 winners in general and pop field in the following explanation.

Yeah, for general field itself, there are some categories here, those are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Song of the Year. If you discuss about the Album of the Year, you can find 5 singers have been nominated there like Alabama Shakes that make great comeback this time, Kendrick Lamar is also sitting on the top of the list, Chris Stapleton, the singer that never gets old, Taylor Swift which is deserve on this list and The Weekend. In this category, Taylor Swift with her 1989 album has won and be one of the Grammy Awards 2016 winners. Moreover, for the Record of the Year, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars with their Uptown Funk becomes the winner of this category and they beat the other nominees like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. For the Best New Artist, in this year, Meghan Trainor comes to be the winner, and Song of the Year belongs to Ed Sheeran with his Thinking of Loud song.

Meanwhile, for the pop field, there are many lists of the singer here. The first category that is Best Pop Solo Performance is Ed Shreeran in Thinking of Loud Song. The other Grammy Awards 2016 winners in pop field is Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars in Best Duo/Group Performance category. For the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, the winner is Tony Bennet and Bill Charlap. Last categories, again, Taylor Swift with 1989 album beat the other nominees in category Best Pop Vocal Album. Thus, those are the winners of Grammy Award in both general field and pop field that you have to know.

By | May 23, 2016

As it is known that nowadays, there are many kinds of music you can enjoy. There are pop, rock, blues, jazz, alternative music and so on. Moreover, have you heard about alternative music? Have you known well what is alternative music? The music which somehow is a little bit similar to the rock for us actually has different characteristic. For you who want ti know more about this alternative music, you can check the explanation out as in the paragraphs below.

In this case, there are some characteristics of alternative music so you can know about what is alternative music.

* Popular through the power of word of mouth

For the first characteristic is that this music has been popular caused by the power of word of mouth. If we take a look to the pop music for example, this music has been popular caused by its modern music and it develops so fast actually. It is very different with this alternative music. As one of the genres in rock music, the popularity of the music develops in little bars and cafes first. In 1980s, the group band bringing this music usually only show at clubs and the group only has an indie label for their songs.

* Having no musical style

If talking about musical style in alternative music, we can say that it has no musical style. However, you can get the alternative music with its high tension of the guitar chords and the drum will be played in a high tension as well. Thus, it sounds like you can shout your song as you want.

* Its lyric

Last, what is alternative music? It will be the lyric of the music which mostly have the same topic. The lyric will be about social problems such as suicide, depression, drug use or environmentalism.

By | May 21, 2016

What do you think about genre of music in this recent day? Yeah, it has many kinds of music genres which we can enjoy every day. We can enjoy pop, rock, jazz, blues or maybe electronic music with its genres. However, what is electronic music and electronic music genres actually? For those who has not known about this kind of music, you can read the explanation about it as in the following explanation.

First, if we talk about electronic music genres, we need to understand first what electronic music  is first. From the name, electronic music, of course, is music which is produced by the electronical sound. Usually, there are the special electronic musical instruments used there. In this case, if we hear guitar, actually the sound does not come from the guitar but from computer for instance. Thus, in this case, the combination of different electronical sounds will be the root of this electronic music. Moreover, this electronic music develops with the development of technology as well especially digital audio. For the first development of this music, it is in the late of 1960s and it has been still developed until now.

After that, one of the example of this electronic music genres is disco. As having been known that disco music is pure will use electronical sounds. We will not find any guitar, drum or maybe piano when the music is played. What we will see is that a dj equipment. From this characteristic, we can know that the music comes from the combination of many electronical sounds from computer and DJ equipment there. If you have come to the night club or maybe bar, you can find this kind of electronical music easily. Of course, this disco music will be very nice for dancing all night long.

By | May 21, 2016

What do you think first about classical music? Yeah, it will be so slow, nice, soft and somehow it makes people sleepy. This classical music is actually has a very good function to the development of baby’s brain starting from when the baby is in the womb. That is why this music is recommended to be heard for all babies. Then, do you know that this music comes since there are some classical music composers? Who are they? Here is the explanation of some composers of classical music.

To begin with, there is Johann Sebastian Bach. He was born in 1685 and died in 1750. He is a German composer of classical music and having been wrote more than 1100 compositions. There are songs, cantatas, arias, organ works and many more which have been created. Some popular works of him are Air on G String and Brandenburg Concertos.

After that, there is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Who does not know Mozart, ne of the great composers in his young age. Born as Austrian, he had mastered violin and piano in his 5 age. There are over 600 works have been composed by Mozart and many works of him are very popular until today such as Piano Concerto no 21 and Symphony no 40.

Then, do not forget that we have Ludwig van Beethoven. A pianist and composer from Germany who had composed many famous works and those works have been listened until this day. What makes him great as classical music composer is that many of his works are created when he is almost deaf. Some works of him are Sonata no 14 and Bagatelle no 25.

Those are three great classical music composer in the world. Actually, there are so many so many composers which you can know, and they are three of them.