Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

International Strange Music Day - August 24

International Strange Music Day was created by Patrick Grant, a musician from New York City in 1998. Its purpose is simple: to get people to play and listen to types of music they have never experienced before. The 'weird' part can also be unfamiliar - your choice entirely.

Patrick believes that expanding people's musical spectrums can also change the way they look at other aspects of life - his mantra is 'listening without prejudice'. The growing movement has concerts, a record company and strong support from summer schools, where it is valued as a great way to stimulate young minds. 


Experiencing different types of music is beneficial to us in many ways. Listening to different types of music helps to broaden horizons. It also promotes seeing things from a different perspective.

Studies show that different genres of music affect the mind and body in different ways. For example, jazz is known to soothe the body. Pop music helps improve endurance. Metal music provides a stronger sense of identity. Of all the types of music, classical has the best effect. Classical music fights depression, ignites creative sparks, releases pain and trains the mind.

Apart from the well-known genres of music, there are other lesser-known types. There is music made by whistling, drumming on pots and pans, the sounds of roaring chickens or the sounds of creatures living in the depths of the sea. There is also music that is made by blowing a kazu (an American musical instrument that distorts the voice of the person playing it).

How to celebrate International Strange Music Day?

Today is the day to experiment with different styles of music that you have not yet tried. You can listen to music from other parts of the world, such as distant islands, the Far East, folk music from foreign countries and more. You can also try to play on strange and creative instruments and express yourself in person.


Piano Day - March 29

If you are a fan of classical music, you are probably well acquainted with the famous piano. The piano has a long history that is accompanied by delicate and beautiful sounds, which resonate and give depth to any musical work. The piano also has its own holiday, a day full of love and appreciation for pianos.

The history of the piano
The invention of the piano began through the musical instruments that preceded it for several centuries, especially in the Middle Ages, such as the dulcimer, a lattice string instrument with three or four connected strings, the clavichord, an antique keyboard instrument from the early 15th century, the spin, the virgin and the most famous- The 14th century harpsichord.
The piano was invented by Bartholomew Christopori, the treasurer of the Medici family in Florence, Italy in 1699. The novelty of the piano was that the volume could be controlled by pressing the keyboards, so the piano was named "Piano-Forte" in Italian. -strong). Hence the name of the piano for "Piano" in many languages, short for Piano Forte.
The pianist day was initiated by the German pianist composer and producer Nils Fahr. Nils Fahram composed classical piano music incorporated into electronic music. He launched the holiday in 2015. When asked why the world needs piano day he replied: "... mainly because it does not hurt to celebrate in honor of the piano and everything around it: the performers, the composers, the piano builders, the recorders, the leaders and most importantly - the listeners."
Since then, the holiday of the Spaniard has been common in concerts, recitals, lectures and street performances. The official website, lists all the concerts and events that can be attended all over the world to celebrate the beauty of the piano.

A painting by Philip Marseille, Sense of Hearing, painted between 1744-1747, oil on canvas

A couple playing the piano placed in a Park in 

Electronic piano with keyboard, instruction screen, headphones and stool (Link)

World Kpop Day - August 13

If you live on Earth and not on an isolated island, there is no way you have not heard about the music of the k-pop that sweeps the world.

The K-POP is music, mainly pop, which comes from South Korea and hence its name (K = Korea).

KPOP is an addictive music style that has great influence on teenagers and even adults around the world, and can be suitable for anyone who likes to listen to music.

It's hard not to fall in love with these beautiful and talented bands of boys and girls.

Inside the k-pop there are many styles of music that can suit everyone, from heavy rock to touching ballads, with the most popular type of music being pop.

All types of music have different concepts; Sweet, sexy, dark, cool, cute, magical, etc.

The songs do not include only the Korean language but in many cases there are lines in English or Spanish. Most Korean bands also have singles albums or versions of Korean songs in different languages, such as Japanese, Chinese and English.

Songs in most cases have a deep and special meaning.Many bands write their own songs, the songs are about difficulties in their lives, and positive or negative feelings experienced during their lives or while they were Trainiz.

Each concept has music clips that fit it. The clips are special and match themselves to the type of music. For example, if the concept is dark, the clip will be mostly black or dark or depressing colors, but Magical will have a strange and colorful clip.

So how did the KPOP reach the whole world? At first they loved Korean music mainly in Asia, but because of YouTube and the social networks, the boys bands and the girls bands occupied the whole world.

Among the prominent K-POP bands are: BTS, EXO, SEVENTEEN, STRAY KIDS, LOVELYS, INFINITE, ATEEZ, BLACK PINK and many more (sorry I did not mention all of them).

The most popular bands in the world today are Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS and Black Pink.

The goal of World KPOP Day is to bring together KPOP fans all over the world, organize meetings, dancing and shoot clips inspired by Korean music, and then upload them to the social networks with the hashtag # kpopday.

If you have not met and fallen in love with KPOP, this is the day to start (it's never too late). There's a lot of information and lots of social networking pages to help you get to know and learn and meet more people who are addicted to this music.

BTS has their own Funko Pop dolls (Image source)

Stray kids

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