Can Music Reduce Stress?

I waxed lyrical about it myself for DIY, but other insightful examples can be found by Ellie Desborough at The Line Of Best Fit, Robin Murray at Clash, and Ross Jones at So Young. In short, this style of feature is one that explores an emerging scene or common ideal between a group of new artists. Maybe they’re reviving a certain instrument, or come from a similar geography. Perhaps they’re experiencing success on a particular platform – tiktok, for instance, has been instrumental in a lot of young artists’ success, and there have been a slew of great features recently exploring what it takes to do well on the platform. As Coronavirus confined us all to our homes, I took stock of the Bedroom Pop movement for The Forty-Five, considering how at-home music making might become ‘the new normal’.

Sometimes, it’s just the latter, which is totally fine – some people make whole careers out of excellent single thoughts, and a particularly patient editor might be willing to help you flesh your idea out. Similarly, did something happen that night that didn’t on the rest of the tour? Setlist.FM can be helpful here, but also make use of your phone for notes – it’s much easier than squinting in the dark with a notepad and pen. If it’s appropriate to do so, take videos to log parts of the set that feel especially visceral – a watch back later will likely jog your memory better than an awkwardly scribbled note.

A ‘Music and Feelings’ lesson plan can encourage children to recognize and talk about different feelings and emotions through a variety of musical fun activities. Recognizing emotions through music can help develop emotional intelligence. Music can help children to ‘hear’ what certain feelings sound like, and they can learn to tell what emotion is evoked by a piece of music.

A sympathetic editor will help you with these concerns, but don’t feel pressured into trading personal trauma for cash – there are plenty of other ways to be a great music writer. “We play a lot of artists who make music in English are not going to get their songs in Mumbai and Delhi. These artists from the national scene will find their home in small stations in Shillong and Aizawl where their music gets played three-four times a week,” said K. Mark Swer, executive producer and music manager for national radio network Big FM in the north-eastern Indian city of Shillong. Quite unsurprisingly, it is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody that first reached the top position in the UK charts in 1975. It hit the #1 spot again in 1991 following one of the saddest events in the world of music, the death of Freddie Mercury, and as incredible as it may seem, since then the song has been gaining even more popularity.

The Faculty of Music considers vocational qualifications in Music, such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music; however, an accompanying A-level in an essay subject is strongly recommended. Two written papers and three ‘take-away’ papers for compulsory subjects. The assessment for the two options will take the form of a written paper, practical examination, recital, portfolio of compositions, essay or take-away paper depending on the option chosen. Compulsory lectures are the largest and will include the full year group of around 70 students, while the smallest lectures, for specialist options, might include fewer than 10 students.

Considering Italy’s classical roots, in Rome’s Classical Music Spots we look at some of the best places to enjoy classical music in Rome, from outdoor productions, to renowned academies of music. It’s evident that there isn’t a shortage of world-class classical music venues and performers in Rome, and Rome is indeed a champion of classical music. When it comes to its Music Scene, London has always attracted some phenomenal acts and artists. Many of the capial city’s venues have hosted some celebrated singers, musicians and groups to suit all tastes, whether you’re a head-banger, alternative rocker, mod, punk, indie, or anything in between. This article explores some of those venues to have hosted some historic music events with shows by The Who, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Elton John, and The Rolling Stones. The article also highlights a number of famous locations and landmarks from Abbey Road to Battersea Power Station which have featured on album covers.

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Though Game Music is the new kid on the block compared with Classical or even film music, it has quickly grown into a recognised art form, with its many fans and a number of games soundtracks being released on CD. The “Video Games Live” show which has been touring the world is essentially a concert of Video Game Music. This is a fantastic chance for young musicians (11-18) of pop, rock and commercial styles to study with industry professionals, in an exciting full-time musical environment, surrounded by like-minded students.