Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, even though the former is a description ...
There's this song I heard today and I really enjoyed it, I can't figure out what the song is called! I know it's been recently released (like by the month/maybe week). It's a girl who's singing it and ...
I was just wondering what defines this style of music. I mean it is pretty obvious that a lot of the soundscape is occupied by rather bassy pianos or synthesizers with driving lines. But are there ...
The piece in question is "The Flyest" - O.T. Genasis Initially I thought it was the 4th mode of Fm, but I'm not sure. The chords are Bbm, C and Gb. The presence of the Gb major chord puzzles me and ...
I'm talking about the last notes of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" -- the accompaniment cuts off suddenly on a i chord where its progression ought to end, and the vocals continue to riff for a second. Is ...
I enjoy pop music, and when a new tune starts I'll find myself bopping to the beat. I like to think my musical intuition is good, and I enjoy listening to the song build up as expected. However, there ...
Many pop tunes will modulate up a semitone near the end of the piece in order to gain energy or excitement (some will do it multiple times for that extra kick). I've often wondered; are there any pop ...
I'm working on a project which entails gathering some very specific information about popular songs of all time, which is then entered into a database. I make no distinction in regards to genre, so by ...
I'd like to learn the names of the different parts of modern music. I know there are verse and chorus, solo parts where only a certain instrument or the vocal can be heard, but what are the rest?
I consider myself an advanced classical pianist, being able to play many Etudes, Ballades and Sonatas by Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin, for example. However, I have been struggling to play pop music for ...