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Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long? There's a famous Billy Joel song called "The Entertainer.

Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

" In it, the piano man warbles about the perils of the music industry, and having to limit himself to writing radio-friendly tracks. "It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If you're gonna have a hit/You gotta make it fit/So they cut it down to 3:05. " It's a deft set of lyrics that perfectly sums up the music world's short attention span. In the pop industry, most radio hits typically can't be longer than three to four minutes. Case in point, the top three songs currently on the Billboard Hot 100.

What makes three the magic number? As it turns out, average hit song length has more to do with historical limitation than an audience's focus level. The origin of the single. In the early 1900s, the most common way to release music was via a 10-inch record. Early 10" records could only hold three to five minutes per side. Thus, musicians in the first half of the 20th century were artistically bound by technological constraints. May 2007. Oh Happy Days!

May 2007

I finally got a hold of this Electric Love Muffin Cd that I have been trying to get for years. This is one album that was responsible for really turning my head around for some amazingly well-written kick ass college rock! (haha--yes, i am fully aware of how hopelessly geeky that sounds). The year was 1988 and i wasn't much older than 13 at the time. As a kid living out in the heartland of America and forced to live a bit of a sheltered life, there really weren't too many chances for me to be exposed to a large amount of music. Drum Kit. El gran sonido de Dinamarca. First Listen: The Julie Ruin, 'Run Fast' Hide captionThe Julie Ruin's new album, Run Fast, comes out Sept. 3.

First Listen: The Julie Ruin, 'Run Fast'

Courtesy of the artist The Julie Ruin's new album, Run Fast, comes out Sept. 3. Kathleen Hanna's voice shatters things — maybe glass, given the lung capacity behind her vibrating wail, but more importantly barriers and preconceptions. Her '90s band Bikini Kill helped revitalize both indie-rock and feminism; in that group and in Le Tigre, the beats-based trio that followed, Hanna created sounds and spaces that allowed women to feel free and full of themselves. Shoegazing. Style[edit] Common musical elements of shoegazing consist of distortion, droning riffs and a "wall of sound" from noisy guitars.


Typically, two distorted rhythm guitars are played together to give an amorphous quality to the sound. Although lead guitar riffs were often present, they were not the central focus of most shoegazing songs. Vocals are typically subdued in volume and tone, but a strong sense of melody generally exists underneath the layers of guitars. Sintetizador reason. Intelligent dance music. Intelligent dance music (IDM) describe un género de música electrónica que surgió a principios de los años 1990 en Gran Bretaña en el contexto del final de la escena rave.

Intelligent dance music

Este género toma elementos de diferentes estilos musicales, especialmente del detroit techno y del ambient. Estilísticamente, la IDM se caracteriza más por la experimentación individual que por estar dotada de un conjunto de características musicales fijas. De ahí que pueda abarcar música y músicos muy dispares. Drone (música) Drone doom Phill Niblock y el drone en Ars Sonora.

Drone (música)

Sonoluminescence. Single-bubble sonoluminescence - A single, cavitating bubble.


Video of synthetic wound cavity collapsing creating sonoluminescence. Long exposure image of multi-bubble sonoluminescence created by a high-intensity ultrasonic horn immersed in a beaker of liquid History[edit] The sonoluminescence effect was first discovered at the University of Cologne in 1934 as a result of work on sonar. [citation needed] H. 10 Documentales de Techno a tener en cuenta. Damo Suzuki. Biography[edit] As a teenager, Suzuki spent the late 1960s wandering around Europe, often busking.[1] Suzuki converted to the Jehovah's Witness.

Damo Suzuki

[citation needed] He returned to music in 1983, and currently leads what is known as Damo Suzuki's Network - as he tours, he performs live improvisational music with various local musicians, so-called "Sound Carriers".[4] Discography[edit] Damo Suzuki performs on the following albums: References[edit] Reseñas. HOLY OTHER Held TriAngleRecords.


SynthAxe. Synthaxe MIDI Controller The SynthAxe is a fretted, guitar-like MIDI controller, created by Bill Aitken, Mike Dixon, and Tony Sedivy and manufactured in England in the middle to late 1980s.


It is a musical instrument that uses electronic synthesizers to produce sound and is controlled through the use of an arm resembling the neck of a guitar in form and in use. Its name comes from the words synthesizer and axe, a slang term meaning guitar. Korg. Hank Williams III. Shelton Hank Williams, also known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3[1] (born December 12, 1972), is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, bass, drums, banjo and vocals.

In addition to his honky tonk recordings, Williams' style alternates between country, punk and metal. He is the principal member of the punk metal band Assjack, the drummer for the Southern hardcore punk band Arson Anthem, and was the bassist for Pantera singer Phil Anselmo's band Superjoint Ritual. He has released seven studio albums, including five for Curb Records. Williams is the grandson of Hank Williams, Sr., son of Hank Williams, Jr., and the half-brother of Holly Williams.

Music career[edit] La edad de oro. Italo disco. Italo disco es una de las primeras formas de música de baile completamente electrónica de la historia, inventado en Italia en los años 70. La música Italo disco tiene un sonido distintivo y futurista que se creó con sintetizadores, cajas de ritmos, y vocoderes. Ondas Martenot. Ondas Martenot. Las ondas de Martenot es un instrumento electrónico inventado en 1928 por el compositor, ingeniero y cellista francés Maurice Martenot.

Vocoder. Vocoder hecho de encargo para el grupo Kraftwerk. Principios de los 70. Investigación Psicoanálisis - Trabajos de Investigación Clínica y de Inserción del Psicoanálisis en diversas Áreas Temáticas - Arte, Psicoanálisis y Subjetividad - Música, esa acompañante obscena - Iván Ramos. Rose McDowall. Rose McDowall (born 21 October 1959) is a Scottish musician.

Along with Jill Bryson, in 1981 she formed the pop/New Wave band Strawberry Switchblade.[1] History[edit] McDowall is best known as a vocalist but also plays guitar, keyboards, melodica and drums. Her signature instruments are a Washburn 12 string acoustic guitar, a Fender Coronado electric 6 string guitar and an electric harmonium. Angeles Azules, Como te voy a olvidar: Notas para Piano. Theremin. This article is about the instrument. For the inventor, see Léon Theremin. The theremin (/ˈθɛrəmɪn/[1] THERR-ə-min; originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone[2] or termenvox/thereminvox), is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the Westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928.

On July 20, 2013, a group of 272 theremin players (Matryomin ensemble) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, achieved a Guinness world record as the largest theremin ensemble. (YouTube link) The name Matryomin is a portmanteau of the words matryoshka and theremin. Convertisseur YouTube vers mp3. 10 bandas sonoras increíblemente extrañas. Fever Ray Exclusive Mixtape.


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