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Music is like a dream.

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

Albert Einstein

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How the outbreak is changing entertainment habits

How did you spend your free time, or rather forcibly freed from the Covid-19 pandemic? Those hours you usually spend playing sports or aperitifs, shopping, going to the cinema or all the other activities that once filled our days? The answer to this question could be summarized in four words: in front of a screen.

Whether it’s that of television, computer or smartphone, to watch movies, play video games or get information. It doesn’t matter: the red thread that has linked Western humanity in these very difficult months has been the possibility (to which we will never be grateful enough ) to exploit the internet to fill the void created by the coronavirus. If, among the offline activities, the disappearance of yeast from the supermarket shelves has given us an indication of how many people have improvised bakers and pastry chefs, among those offline the situation is much more varied.

To compile the final report of the Global Web Index (all infographics are the Visual Capitalist ) was interviewed a sample of 4 thousand Internet users between the US and the UK, with the aim of understanding how they digitally spent their time people in quarantine, also uncovering the many generational differences. Before continuing, it may be useful to recap who is part of which generation: Generation Z is represented by the very young, aged 16 to 23. The Millennial instead should be between 24 and 37 years. Generation X goes from 38 to 56 years, while the Boomer range from 57 to 64 (actually it extends beyond, but over 64s were not consulted for this study).

Generation Z and Millennials: between Netflix and TikTok

So what are the media activities that have grown the most depending on the generation? For the very young of Generation Z, there is an activity that stands out more than any other. Watching online videos on YouTube and TikTok. As many as 51% say they have increased their consumption, while 38% have used streaming services like Netflix more. 31%, on the other hand, increased the time spent watching video games and 28% listened to more music. More modest was the growth in business considered serious: 21% increased time spent on online newspapers, 18% read more books and there is also 9% who, surprisingly, increased the consumption of newspapers and paper weekly magazines.

The situation doesn’t change much for millennials. Also in their case, the most significant increases concern online videos (+ 44%), streaming services of films and TV series (+ 41%), and music (+ 35%). The difference with the younger ones lies first of all in the increased consumption of live streams that have flooded social networks (+ 30%) – and which seem to have been quite snubbed by other generations (+17 among Gen Z) – as well as in the consumption of online information (+ 36%) and paper (+ 19%). Podcasts (+ 20%) and radio (+ 26%) are not doing bad either. Another important difference between Gen Z and Millennials is in the relationship with traditional television, whose consumption has increased by 35% of former young Millennials and only 24% among Gen Z.

Generation X and boomers: the world is still analog

And how are things in Generation X? That this is a generation less linked to the online world is the first thing you notice: the consumption of television has increased more than that of services at Netflix (45% against 38%). Just as the time spent listening to the radio has grown by more than that spent in the company of Spotify and the others (38% against 27%). Similarly, the fact that the consumption of print newspapers has increased less than in the younger generations (7%, against 9% of Gen Z and 19% of Millennials) tells us one thing above all: Generation X is still newsstand and newspapers bought them before. This is also a generation where the consumption of books during the pandemic increased more video games (21% versus 19%). Judging from these data, we can safely abandon ok, boomer, and adopt ok, exponent of Generation X (too bad it doesn’t sound as good).

Speaking of boomers, how are mom and dad doing? In general, media life doesn’t seem to have changed that much for them. The peaks are in fact much lower and reach a significant level in a single category: television consumption (+ 42%). The boomers are also the only generation in which the category ” none of these categories ” ranks second. (+ 24%), which indicates that our parents have probably spent their time immersed in non-media activities. Some timid increases can be seen in the consumption of Netflix. And other streaming services (+ 21%), radio (+ 15%), and online information (+ 15%). Overall, however, it seems that those in the 57-64 age group have spent their time in front of the TV. Happy them.

Online subscriptions: luckily there are young people

All this, from an economic point of view, above all tells us one thing: where the pandemic has brought most of the commercial activities to their knees, there are some services that in this forced quarantine have found important opportunities, in particular streaming services. for a fee (video and music) and to a lesser extent subscription to online newspapers. 30% of Generation Z members who did not have a Netflix subscription are now willing to do so, compared to 26% of Millennials.

On the other hand, Millennials are the most likely to subscribe to Spotify (19% of those who did not already have it, against 13% of the very young) and also those who are most considering subscribing to an online newspaper such as the New York Times (15%) or the Economist (13%). In short, for the entertainment giants, this pandemic could be a goose that lays the golden eggs. But good news seems to be coming also for the information sector. And the other generations? They don’t seem willing to change much: 66% of Generation X says he is not interested in subscribing to any of the services on the list. A percentage that reaches as much as 80% among the boomers. There are no more old people than once.

Funeral Directors in Melbourne: Choosing Fitting Music for a Funeral

Funerals are a difficult time, and the funeral arrangements alone can be a real challenge while still grieving the loss of a loved one. On top of that, there is an obligation to make sure that the deceased is given a fitting and suitable farewell. This means ensuring that lots of little touches are taken care of that really personalize the event and help remind attendees just how special and unique the individual in question was. Picking the right music for a funeral is an important part of this procedure – most people have a love for music so it’s important to pick something that’s both fitting and appropriate to their tastes or personality.

Musical styles around the world

Who is no longer wanting to know what the musical styles of some countries are? Perhaps you already wanted to know where the rock comes from, what kind of music do the Irish listen to, if there is only surf music in Australia …

Thinking about those curiosities about music, we chose 5 countries to talk about their musical styles. Thus, you can make a real trip to these destinations without leaving home.

MUSICAL STYLES AROUND THE WORLD

  1. UNITED STATES

The music of the United States is a true mix of ethnicities. The musical genres that will be born there will receive influences from Native Americans, European immigrants, and Africans.

Rhythms that are known all over the world will emerge in the country. Such as Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop, and Country. The blues, for example, is a kind of model for American musical styles. This is because most of them are derivations of the Blues, which in turn has African origin and was developed by slaves who worked on cotton plantations in the southern United States.

Jazz emerged at the end of the 19th century, gaining its first improvisational settings in New Orleans. Rock (as well as jazz, it was derived from blues) emerged in the 1950s and launched singers like Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, who will influence the whole world. Funk and rap appeared to give voice to African-Americans, being part of a freedom movement and putting social causes into the discussion.

  1. ENGLAND

Just as English folk music influenced American music, the United States was also inspired by the music of England – that is because of the great spread of rock’n  roll throughout the world. In the late 1950s, many young people were influenced by the main American rock idols. Chucky Berry and Elvis Presley, and thus created their musical groups. It is between these groups that the Beatles will be born.

The Beatles began the “British Invasion” (words used by the media to describe the great success of British singers in the United States and Canada) in 1964.

English groups like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath created new styles of rock, heavy metal, and hard rock. England also drew attention to the rise of pop. With the pop-rock of groups like Queen, and Britpop, which launched singers like Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead.

  1. IRELAND

Irish music always kept many of its traditional aspects, remaining alive to this day. Irish groups like U2, Little Fingers Stiff, and The Cranberries are examples of the mixture of typical music of the country with a rock. Groups like the Afro Celt Sound System and Beoga play offspring of Irish culture and are very popular.

The characteristic instruments of Irish culture are the harps, Irish harmonicas, violin, Irish flute, bodhran, concertina, banjo, mandolin, and bouzouki.

Irish / Celtic / Folk / Punk emerged from mixing these instruments with guitar, bass, and drums melodies, keeping Irish music alive and well.

  1. AUSTRALIA

Australian music has many British tones. Australia’s art scene is strong, and it is no coincidence that the Opera House in Sydney is one of the main symbols of the country. The roads were opened by names like AC / DC and INXS, forerunners of Australian music exposure around the world. Silverchair and Wolfmother, for example, will also become known worldwide. However, what could not be missing in Australia is surf music, represented by musical groups such as Midnight Oil, Youth Yind, and Sunnyboys. There are also more folk songs, with the didgeridoo, a wind instrument of the Australian Aborigines. This instrument is used in other musical rhythms, from relaxation to electronic music.

How about listening to some music to get into the beach climate that makes a lot of sense with Australia?

  1. ARGENTINA

The musical style of Argentina is different in each region of the country. As it has many origins and different influences. Tango is the best-known rhythm worldwide and was developed in and around Buenos Aires. In the interior of the country, folk music is very strong, represented by names like Mercedes Sosa, Horacio Guarany, and Los Noches. The quartet and the cumbia, originating in the city of Córdoba, will begin to occupy space within the national music of Argentina.

In 1960, a type of Argentine rock emerged, sung in Spanish, by singers like Fito Páez and Charly Garcia.

At the same time, the rhythm of the Latin American romantic ballad also emerged.

Does music encourage creativity?

Among many classifications, people could be divided into those who listen to background music while working and those who do not. For those who do, music helps them focus and generate more ideas. For those who do not, it is a source of distraction that does not allow them to work properly and get inspired. On the other hand, there is a debate about whether music encourages creativity.

Top 10 voices in music history

Two queens of soul, the kings of pop and rock, an  Anglo-Saxon and a Latin crooner,  the largest of the folk songs, two aces of melodic song, and a  released panther.

These  10 voices from yesterday and today, six international and four national, are among the best on the music scene of all time.

The 10 most viewed videos in YouTube history

In the early days of YouTube, the videos that first went viral were humor and memes. However, this situation changed in 2009, with Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance video clip, which became the first most viewed video with a different theme. Since then, this trend continues the same.

The 10 most expensive anonymous guitars in the world

Unless you live in a cave, you are aware that the sale of David Gilmour’s guitars has exploded a record. From now on, the most expensive guitar in the world is the Black Strat of the guitarist of Pink Floyd who left for the trifle of $ 3.9 million. It makes you dizzy even when you take into account the historical value of the instrument in question.

What to look for when buying a classical guitar?

Are you thinking of starting in the world of music? The guitar is one of the complete instruments because, unlike many others, with just your voice, your art, and your guitar, you can already make an intimate concert for your friends. This instrument’s sound is valid for any musical genre, emphasizing styles such as flamenco or Spanish music. In this article, we are going to give you some tips so that you know how to choose a classical guitar knowing, point by point, the aspects that you should assess before buying a classical guitar. Take note!

What to do when you can’t remember a song name and artist name?

Has it happened to you that you suddenly start humming a song and listening to it but don’t know the title? Or that you wish you could find that song you just heard on the radio but don’t know how? Learn now, with these simple steps, what to do when you can’t remember a song name.

How to play music through mic

Computers can be used for many things other than simply browsing the web or creating documents. Most come with a sound card that allows you to listen to music and other audios through a set of speakers that connect to the computer. These cards also include a microphone jack that you can use to record audio. It is also possible to connect the microphone and hear the sound directly from the speakers without recording it.

How to make electronic music?

“Electronic music” is a term that refers to music resulting from the use of a synthesizer. When traditional instruments play a role in electronics, they serve as background accompaniment to complement (and not overpower) synthesizers. You can make electronic music at home by following his creative inspiration and some recommended steps.

How to find a music video without knowing the name using Midomi

If you want to download a song, you need to know the title to find it in a music library on the Internet (such as iTunes or Spotify). You don’t know the title in some cases, but you can recite from memory some of the song’s lyrics. If that’s the case, use the lyrics to find out the title and download the song.