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Bow, Pluck, Blow, Hit!

Bow, Pluck, Blow, Hit!

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Whereas many Western musical instruments like the guitar, piano, violin, flute, and trumpet have long become household names, there are those that remain obscure to the masses; for instance, instruments native to Asian countries

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Riding on My Bicycle

Riding on My Bicycle

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(Icelandic Alternative Rock Music) Perhaps a privilege enjoyed by a passionate music enthusiast like me is having a diverse selection of music that I can listen to. I don’t rely on what commercial radio

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Sunny Day Sweepin’ the Clouds Away

Sunny Day Sweepin’ the Clouds Away

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(On Recalling Some Classic Sesame Street Songs) Many of those who were children in the early ’70s would gladly agree that Sesame Street was one of the most beloved children’s television shows of the

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Oops! They Did It Again

Oops! They Did It Again

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(In Fairness with Celebrity Pop Artists and On Discouraging Music Discrimination) About 15 years ago, when my younger self’s love for music was still considerably immature and discriminatory, I usually dismissed Celebrity Pop artists

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always! (part 1)

Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always! (part 1)

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(On the Intellectual Aspect of Rock Music) As early as the 1960s, many parents—as largely influenced by religious and community leaders as well as misinformed media—have always associated Rock music with sex, drugs, and

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Deck the Halls with Boughs of… Who?!

Deck the Halls with Boughs of… Who?!

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(On Paying Respects to the Composers of Popular Christmas Carols) Christmas songs have become an important aspect of the Christmas season. In many places, they begin to creep onto the playlists of radio stations,

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The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 7

The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 7

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(Synthpop pioneer O.M.D. releases new album) Many bands and artists, especially those whose music lies on the confines of dance, electronic, and other synthesizer-heavy music, often cite O.M.D. as highly influential because O.M.D. is

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always!

Sex, Drugs, and Rock… Not Always!

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As far as I could remember, many parents and religious and community leaders have always associated Rock music with sex, drugs, and other vices. Some parents believe that their Rock-music-loving teenagers are treading a

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A Better Way to Discover New Music

A Better Way to Discover New Music

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Some music enthusiasts argue that the bands and music coming out of the current generation are nothing but crap. I beg to disagree! Perhaps they don’t have the initiative to take advantage of sources

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