Music Blog

We will discuss about different music categories. Some of the examples as below:

Jazz

Welcome to our section on the mysterious and dynamic genre of music known as jazz. Here you will find many articles on or related to this topic, ranging from the main instruments of jazz music, to the popular players of those instruments, to the fascinating history of the genre, and so on. Whether you appreciate jazz for its improvisational qualities, the technical prowess of the players, or the sublime nuance of some of its finer compositions, you will no doubt find something of interest here!

Jazz History

Welcome to our section on jazz history. As one of the most intriguing forms of music, it has an equally fascinating history which we explore one article at a time, covering a variety of famous jazz artists, locations, and events that span this genre’s rich history. Browse through our selection and enjoy!

Famous Jazz Musicians

This section talks about famous jazz musicians, and there surely are a lot of them, both men and women, playing various instruments, that have established themselves. Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk…we can hardly begin to list all of them, but if you are aware of them, don’t be surprised to find them in this section. Have a look around and enjoy!

Articles by genre

We discuss a wide variety of musical genres on this site, including country, electronic, experimental, folk, hardcore, hip hop, krautrock, minimalist music, no wave, punk, and trance.

If you’re looking for a specific genre of music, you’ll find it in this category. We have broken this section down into the genres that resonate with us at the moment. Whether it’s hip hop or hardcore, minimalist or electronic, entering this category will give you a glimpse into that style of music. We have an entire section on folk music as well as a beefed up section on jazz music as well as its history.

In our electronic category, you’ll find topics like acid house versus techno house music and producers vs live DJs. They’ll help you become more knowledgeable or fill in gaps in your music life that you didn’t know existed.

There are specific genres covered on a very local level in Canada, too. You can follow our article on the best Canadian country music artists of the year.

In our hip hop and rap section, we have tips on how to write a rap song that will make money rain from the sky. You should definitely check that one out. Another is the main genres of music in America, which includes hip hop, jazz, and folk. We love providing our readers with a variety of music genres, and you should be able to find a ton of topics that interest you.

Folk Music

Folk music has been around for hundreds of years. It’s music that is often a reflection of what’s going on in the world at the moment. If there’s turmoil like war or social issues, folk music is like a storyteller reporting on the problems in the world for others to note.

Folk artists have created songs like “This Land is Your Land” that turned into an unofficial national anthem. The songs are written to speak to regular folks that are plugging away at their lives. Songs that are meant to be folk songs are ones that everyone can relate to on a certain level.

Years before television and radio, folk music was a kind of oral history. People sang to tell stories, and this storytelling was important so people would remember certain events and ways of life.

In our folk category, you’ll find examples of some great folk songs through the ages. We have posts on how to make money at music, which applies to folk as well as other kinds of music. We cover the evolution of folk music in the U.S., and the specific characteristics that make a song a folk song.

The history of a genre is important. You have to understand where the music started to really understand your place in it, and where it fits in going forward. We talk about the instruments that are part of the genre like the acoustic guitar and the banjo. We discuss the best banjo for folk music based on the characteristics of the genre, and the kind of instrument you’ll need. Definitely check that one out when you get a chance.

Looking To Book A Gig In Waterloo Region? Call To Artists and Musicians

Dave Fox

Looking To Book A Gig In Waterloo Region? Call To Artists and Musicians

Are you a musician or band looking to book a gig / show / concert / performance in Waterloo Region?ContentsThe Bridge Live Music ProductionsThe Bridge is currently in touch with numerous venues across the regio... [read more]

Taker Wide Podcast – Livin’ The Kyfe Lyfe With Steve Vargas & Musky Rice

Jay Sandwich

Taker Wide Podcast – Livin’ The Kyfe Lyfe With Steve Vargas & Musky Rice

For a couple years now, we've been following Steve Vargas & Musky Rice's Taker Wide Podcast, which is a Canadian independent music podcast that airs weekly and talks to a wide variety of people who are deep in... [read more]

Interview With Henry Riedstra from Riedstra’s Violin Shop

Jay Sandwich

Interview With Henry Riedstra from Riedstra’s Violin Shop

I had the pleasure of stopping by Riedstra's Violin Shop recently, which is quite a cozy music store and repair shop located downtown Kitchener, Ontario.If you're from the Kitchener area and you play an instrum... [read more]

The Timeless Void – About The Band

Jay Sandwich

The Timeless Void – About The Band

With Eric St-Pierre on guitar and Alex Hilson on flute, together they form the Timeless Void, a psychedelic folk rock band originally from Acton, Ontario.ContentsCheck out a sonic sampling of their work below,... [read more]

How to Properly Promote a Local Show or Event

Jay Sandwich

How to Properly Promote a Local Show or Event

Promoting local shows can be simple, but is not often done right. For the most part, it can be split into two categories: paid promotion, and free promotion. ContentsHow to Properly Promote a Local Show or Even... [read more]

Jane’s Addiction – A History of The Band that Pioneered Grunge and Alternative Metal

Jay Sandwich

Jane’s Addiction – A History of The Band that Pioneered Grunge and Alternative Metal

Jane's Addiction is an American rock band created in the mid-1980s in Los Angeles, consisting of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums), and Eric Avery (bass). They significantly... [read more]

10 Famous Mandolin Rock Songs

Jay Sandwich

10 Famous Mandolin Rock Songs

Today we’re going to talk about the all time classic rock songs featuring mandolin. But first, here is a song called Come With Me My Giselle that dates back to around 1300 A.D., so you can hear how mandolin originally sounded back then when played by the ... [read more]

How To Write A Love Song For A Girl (Ex, Crush, Girlfriend, Wife)

Jay Sandwich

How To Write A Love Song For A Girl (Ex, Crush, Girlfriend, Wife)

*Guaranteed to work on crushes, girlfriends, ex gf’s wives, and random beautiful women! Women are suckers for romance. Need proof? You do hundreds of things for them, calling them up all the time, taking them out for dinners and holiday retreats, you buy ... [read more]

The All Time Best Karaoke Songs To Sing Drunk And Be A Hero

Jay Sandwich

The All Time Best Karaoke Songs To Sing Drunk And Be A Hero

Besides, who wants to sit home alone on a Friday night sipping water and scrolling Facebook when you can be out on the town, impressing your friends and total strangers alike. One thing that inevitably gets suggested after a few stiff drinks is: KARAOKE M... [read more]

What are the Main Genres of American Music?

Jay Sandwich

What are the Main Genres of American Music?

“Good” music means something different to everyone these days, and this is highlighted by the growing number of genres and sub-genres that circulate in both mainstream and underground circles. Most of these genres have evolved over the years due to severa... [read more]