Tag: history

50 Why is the length of a song in much modern music between 3 and 4 minutes? 2015-02-24T17:21:59.273

28 What is considered to be the first music video? 2015-02-25T21:46:37.713

28 Why doesn't anyone write great symphonies any more? 2017-07-07T11:51:30.937

27 What are the historical roots of auto-tune? 2015-02-25T14:13:02.127

24 Why did Elvis Presley never tour overseas? 2015-03-10T21:16:59.287

23 Who influenced The Beatles? 2015-02-25T03:21:02.420

22 Where did the "rock on" hand sign come from? 2015-02-25T14:19:42.457

20 In simple layman terms, what is the Loudness War? 2015-03-16T03:02:22.457

18 Is the music played in silent films considered to be a soundtrack? Why or why not? 2015-02-24T17:44:31.853

18 When did the "standard drumkit" become popular in music 2015-03-17T09:59:11.900

17 What was the first music recording reproduced for sale in any format? 2015-02-25T00:25:39.597

17 What is the largest concert performed? 2015-03-06T09:48:27.653

17 Did "I Got Rhythm" invent or merely popularise rhythm changes? 2015-04-11T15:54:59.273

17 Why do music genres exist? 2015-07-09T19:01:44.333

17 Has any instrumental music ever been used to carry information? 2015-09-06T22:10:27.050

16 Why is Axl Rose the only original member left in Guns N' Roses? 2015-02-26T13:00:48.330

15 How did music propagate before recordings? 2015-02-28T14:34:33.550

15 Is there In English a music genre characterised by long songs? Similar to Tarab 2015-05-30T21:25:07.397

15 What did Chopin think of the saxophone? 2016-04-14T18:04:38.463

15 Was Freddie Mercury's voice range over 4 octaves? 2016-06-21T10:50:49.820

14 Why is the Stratocaster guitar so prevalent? 2015-07-19T07:46:54.960

13 What was the first vinyl record ever pressed? 2015-02-25T08:50:20.160

13 What was the first track to be sold through Internet? 2015-02-26T21:01:23.187

13 Who are considered the most important salsa composers/performers? 2015-03-27T08:35:51.577

13 Was Pete Townshend the first musician to destroy his instrument as part of a performance? 2015-04-10T00:21:38.057

13 Is the old myth of reggae's creation true? 2015-04-21T18:40:48.607

13 What was the last live concert the Beatles played together? 2015-07-18T20:24:32.137

12 Origin of the rimshot 2015-05-07T18:54:58.750

12 Are there other "psychedelic" genres than rock? 2015-10-18T06:17:04.323

12 What was the first "supergroup"? 2016-02-04T23:54:13.973

11 Studies about stereotypes' accuracy of different genre listeners 2015-02-25T12:35:44.310

11 Is V in Morse code • • • − because the main theme of Beethoven's V Symphony is short-short-short-long? 2015-04-06T19:37:03.860

11 Why is the word "blue" so commonly used everywhere in Jazz: from lyrics, song titles, to record label names? 2015-05-19T02:13:44.420

11 Mods vs Rockers - who won? 2015-07-13T17:31:18.820

11 Has technology improvement caused film music to change? 2016-04-26T01:45:20.083

10 What music styles were popular in pre-bossa nova Brazil? 2015-04-19T01:41:34.603

10 Origins of the acoustic guitar in Portishead's "The Rip" from the album "Third" 2015-04-24T15:35:05.027

10 Non-stylistic reasons for whole-song fade out 2015-08-23T20:54:31.977

10 “Love Beach” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: considered as serious release? 2015-09-08T13:49:05.433

10 Historical "pop" music in Europe 2016-02-11T03:53:57.503

10 How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music? 2016-05-11T09:54:54.103

10 Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side? 2017-02-16T09:27:20.323

10 As a performer, was Mozart primarily a pianist or a violinist? 2018-03-18T16:32:43.447

9 What were the first music awards given and when did music awards start to gain visibility? 2015-02-25T03:11:44.220

9 When was the first use of broadcast or live performance where singers lip synched? 2015-12-03T18:31:16.980

9 Age of performed musics throughout history? 2015-12-14T15:41:58.203

9 Where does this famous rhythm pattern come from (oftenly used to knock on a door)? 2017-03-01T10:11:30.690

9 Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members 2017-03-31T12:13:42.263

9 Longest-running artist in music history? 2017-06-10T15:18:40.520

9 When did Progressive Trance appear? 2017-08-25T07:12:36.880

8 What was the first band considered to be punk? 2015-04-09T01:23:49.743

8 Was "Interstella 5555" the first film that visually realized an album? 2015-04-25T11:51:40.060

8 How has deafness been incorporated in music history (present included)? 2015-08-15T04:17:00.540

8 Which artist has served front man in the most bands? 2015-11-19T17:02:02.623

8 Affordable guitars that would have been available in the UK circa 1995 2015-12-10T15:45:58.790

8 Spinal Tap: Units confusion in building Stonehenge stage prop 2016-12-05T11:03:40.670

8 Was Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' the first song with a fade-out and fade back in? 2018-08-31T10:18:00.067

8 First 45 not to feature a "second song"? 2019-04-21T12:52:41.900

7 Rhythmic vocal traditions 2015-12-12T02:56:35.657

7 When was blues first called "the Devil's music"? 2016-04-06T07:09:35.670

7 Why the change to "Let us live to make men free?" 2016-04-10T22:06:44.877

7 Did Wagner consider burning down an opera house? 2016-05-09T14:42:42.363

7 How did Gilbert and Sullivan protect their operas from pirates? 2016-09-14T06:47:03.990

7 Ginger Baker dead: Why is he been called the most dangerous drummer? 2019-10-06T13:20:48.587

6 Wagner's music dramas differ from the 19th century Italian operas in what ways? 2015-05-19T02:41:34.687

6 Amateur's History of Rock and Roll 2015-11-30T18:16:55.060

6 Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives? 2016-02-11T16:49:17.090

6 Songs with a backwards instrumental solo 2016-02-27T06:54:34.700

6 Cat Stevens Numbers Cartoon? 2016-06-23T00:40:15.803

6 Was 2016 really a partcularly deadly year for artists? 2017-01-02T20:46:17.113

6 What's the oldest known song that is still played today? 2017-07-01T15:41:23.797

6 Who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance? 2018-11-09T11:41:52.317

5 What's the origin idea of "guitar-synth"? 2015-03-21T06:52:38.520

5 Which classical singers are known for gentleness of vibrato (or even non-vibrato)? 2016-01-02T21:49:24.590

5 4 main {sources, influences} of Jazz standard and their {year, decade...} of {foundation,creation} 2016-01-10T18:50:13.203

5 Did Glen Gould record the full Liszt transcription of Beethoven's 7th symphony? 2016-06-26T19:22:31.350

5 Since when/Why is the girl from ipanema the go to elevator music? 2016-07-21T06:11:59.600

5 What is the Sweelinck fantasia played by Glenn Gould? 2016-07-22T19:45:08.593

5 What is the difference between R&B and Hip Hop, and what are some (most famous) examples of these and areas of overlap? 2016-10-13T03:04:36.790

5 What does "classical" mean? Is Dvořák classical? 2016-11-14T12:36:45.500

5 "Alan Smithee" equivalent for musicians 2016-11-29T16:16:25.143

5 Who is the Elise that Beethoven composed about? 2017-06-15T09:42:47.523

5 Are there any singles (not EPs) with titles different from those of the songs they include? 2017-06-26T22:25:26.600

5 When did musicians started to call each other motherfucker in a friendly meaning? 2017-10-18T07:02:37.820

5 What was the story behind Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"? 2019-10-15T15:40:13.410

5 Aldous Huxley and 5/4 Meter in Music Predating "Take 5" 2020-02-22T21:11:10.517

4 Beethoven thematic index 2015-07-02T06:02:47.923

4 Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers? 2015-09-15T02:41:21.870

4 Was "The 3rd and the Mortal" the first metal band with clear female vocals? 2015-12-03T15:43:44.407

4 Tease of a fugue in Beethoven's Hammerklavier 2016-02-07T09:25:36.737

4 Soundtrack of Three Colors White 2016-03-08T11:16:56.260

4 What percentage of rock guitarists didn't take lessons? 2016-04-06T10:23:14.837

4 Does this music from Assassin's Creed align with Renaissance music techniques? 2016-06-13T13:03:22.543

4 Japanese Folk Song "Sunayama" 2016-06-30T23:56:56.250

4 Trying to learn more about the singer Gin Gillette 2016-10-15T04:28:26.527

4 "Going Back to Houston" from where? 2017-02-01T18:22:49.227

4 Can a band (i.e. Linkin Park) survive the loss of a core member? 2017-07-21T02:26:57.077

4 Identify melody used in a production of Waiting for Godot for "the dog song" 2017-09-16T14:35:27.557

4 Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus - year of birth 2018-08-18T08:40:06.393