132 Answered Questions for the topic music history
Jazz was once the equivalent of pop music. Why is it now widely considered to be too complex and unpalatable?
Is it a coincidence that "blue" notes are "chromatic"?
Need help understanding the difference between diatonic and chromatic semitones?
Why did Shostakovich not release his 4th, but did release his 5th symphony?
Has opera traditionally been enjoyed by aristocracy only or the masses too?
To Slash or not to Slash?
At what point in history did the relationship between pitch and frequency become well-known among musicians?
Is a violin's shape (particularly the f-holes) necessary or is it just for aesthetics?
Are octaves, fifths, fourths and thirds considered as "consonant" in all music cultures?
What's so important about Venice in the Baroque period?
Where does the tradition of bowing after a performance come from?
Why is the guitar tuned E A D G B E?
Why does opera music matter? Can you explain why it’s significant?
What are three similarities between Rocksteady and Ska music
What is the origin of disco?
What is the historical time line of the diatonic and chromatic scales? (history pov)?
How do archaic instruments affect contemporary music?
How many different songs did Frank Sinatra record (not duplicate recordings of the same song)?
Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect pitch?
What are the practical reasons for still having transposing instruments?
Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", Who Chose the Title?
Record Label Instrumentals?
Why did it take so long for keys with several accidentals to become common?