a students' magazine / music

A trend of the moment: Freestyle rap

Hi guys! Today I want to talk about one of the musical trends of this period: freestyle rap. Freestyle rap is something interesting and amusing. It is a particular type of music characterized by someone who sings using rhymes, assonance and figures of speech. This is a typical model of street music because the singers extemporize without musical instruments but making use … Continue reading

31 songs / music

Summertime

Hi guys! No, it’s not summer time yet! 😉 Here I am again with another song from my “top 31”: Summertime, a song written by the American composer George Gershwin, taken from his 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess“. It may seem at first nothing more than a lullaby sung to make a baby stop from … Continue reading

music

BAROQUE MUSIC – 1st part

This post summarizes a work presented during an English lesson, in which I introduced the main characteristics of Baroque music. The main genres of this movement were the melodrama, the sonata, the ballet, the suite and the concert, and its most common forms were the ABA form, the canon and the fugue In this period … Continue reading

a students' magazine / music

STILYAGI!

Alligators, Hipsters, Beatniks, Teddy Boys. How many youth subcultures can you mention? Mods, Rockers, Hippies, Skinheads. Their presence is a sort of fil rouge in 20th century mass culture. Punks, New-wavers, New-romantics, Grunge, Hip-hoppers, Goths, Emos. They are deeply different in music and outlook, but they probably share a vision, the dream of staying young. … Continue reading