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Did you know that a person, while singing, can produce two or more sounds simultaneously? This vocal technique called polyphonic singing, originated from the Mongolian people and is now widespread in Central Asia. It is performed by manipulating the oral cavities to produce sounds. The result is something very unique.

Did you know that a person, while singing, can produce two or more sounds simultaneously? This vocal technique called polyphonic singing, originated from the Mongolian people and is now widespread in Central Asia. It is performed by manipulating the oral cavities to produce sounds. The result is something very unique.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

Vinicius de Moraes was one of the artists who contributed greatly to Brazilian popular music. Known as “Poetinha” since he was a child, the composer lived up to his nickname, as he showed great interest in poetry. In addition to being the author of great compositions, such as Garota de Ipanema, Vinicius de Moraes also brought together works in the areas of poetry, theater, and prose.

Vinicius de Moraes was one of the artists who contributed greatly to Brazilian popular music. Known as “Poetinha” since he was a child, the composer lived up to his nickname, as he showed great interest in poetry. In addition to being the author of great compositions, such as Garota de Ipanema, Vinicius de Moraes also brought together works in the areas of poetry, theater, and prose.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

Pythagoras was the one who established a relationship between mathematics and music, thus discovering musical notes and intervals. The Greek philosopher said that “the universe was a scale or a musical number whose very existence was due to its harmony”.

Pythagoras was the one who established a relationship between mathematics and music, thus discovering musical notes and intervals. The Greek philosopher said that “the universe was a scale or a musical number whose very existence was due to its harmony”.

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Samba is an ubeat genre of music with an engaging cadence that emerged from Bahia in the 19th century, but developed in Rio de Janeiro from the 20th century onwards.

Samba is an ubeat genre of music with an engaging cadence that emerged from Bahia in the 19th century, but developed in Rio de Janeiro from the 20th century onwards.

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The pop musical genre is derived from rock, but was heavily influenced by other popular musical styles, such as jazz, soul and country. Pop began to develop in the 1930s, but it was only twenty years later, in 1950, that it gained prominence. In the 1980s, two big names in the genre stood out and are still admired today: Michael Jackson and Madonna. Both were so successful at the time that they earned the title of king and queen of pop.

The pop musical genre is derived from rock, but was heavily influenced by other popular musical styles, such as jazz, soul and country. Pop began to develop in the 1930s, but it was only twenty years later, in 1950, that it gained prominence. In the 1980s, two big names in the genre stood out and are still admired today: Michael Jackson and Madonna. Both were so successful at the time that they earned the title of king and queen of pop.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

Blues is a musical genre that emerged in the 19th century in Southern United States. This musical style is a result of the mixture of African and Western cultures. The word "blues" refers to something sad and melancholic.

Blues is a musical genre that emerged in the 19th century in Southern United States. This musical style is a result of the mixture of African and Western cultures. The word "blues" refers to something sad and melancholic.

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Rap, a term that means rhythm and poetry, appeared at Nunca in 1960, and ten years later it reached the poorest neighborhoods of New York, in the United States. In rap, the lyrics matter more than the melody. After all, as the name suggests, lyrics are a form of poetry.

Rap, a term that means rhythm and poetry, appeared at Nunca in 1960, and ten years later it reached the poorest neighborhoods of New York, in the United States. In rap, the lyrics matter more than the melody. After all, as the name suggests, lyrics are a form of poetry.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church exerted a lot of influence in European society, dictating the moral, social, political, and artistic conduct to be followed, and music was an important part of the mass.

During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church exerted a lot of influence in European society, dictating the moral, social, political, and artistic conduct to be followed, and music was an important part of the mass.

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The Throat-singing is a technique often used in rock music. With the diaphragm, breathing and the distorted sounds produced by the vocal folds and larynx, this technique produces a low, raspy and somewhat aggressive sound. It is widely used by deadh metal, metalcore, deathcore and thrash metal bands.

The Throat-singing is a technique often used in rock music. With the diaphragm, breathing and the distorted sounds produced by the vocal folds and larynx, this technique produces a low, raspy and somewhat aggressive sound. It is widely used by deadh metal, metalcore, deathcore and thrash metal bands.

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Tom Jobim was one of the artists who made Brazilian music popular and known abroad, mainly thanks to the song Garota de Ipanema, which he wrote in partnership with Vinicius de Moraes. In most of his songs, the composer and singer praised themes such as love, nature, the customs of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, his hometown.

Tom Jobim was one of the artists who made Brazilian music popular and known abroad, mainly thanks to the song Garota de Ipanema, which he wrote in partnership with Vinicius de Moraes. In most of his songs, the composer and singer praised themes such as love, nature, the customs of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro, his hometown.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

A study carried out by the University of Caen, in France, proved that studying while listening to music improves the student's ability to concentrate and, consequently, helps in absorbing new information.

A study carried out by the University of Caen, in France, proved that studying while listening to music improves the student's ability to concentrate and, consequently, helps in absorbing new information.

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Coming from African-American culture, jazz is a style marked by creativity, freedom, and improvisation. Before becoming what it is today, jazz spawned many subgenres over the years, such as swing, bebop, soul jazz, and fusion jazz.

Coming from African-American culture, jazz is a style marked by creativity, freedom, and improvisation. Before becoming what it is today, jazz spawned many subgenres over the years, such as swing, bebop, soul jazz, and fusion jazz.

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Studies show that 1 in every 10,000 people has the ability to identify a musical note correctly. This ability is called absolute pitch and is not restricted to musical notes, but also to sounds in general. People who interpret auditory phenomena on the left side of the brain, the place where sounds are processed and which is also developed in musicians, have absolute pitch.

Studies show that 1 in every 10,000 people has the ability to identify a musical note correctly. This ability is called absolute pitch and is not restricted to musical notes, but also to sounds in general. People who interpret auditory phenomena on the left side of the brain, the place where sounds are processed and which is also developed in musicians, have absolute pitch.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

In several cultures, such as Egyptian and Mesopotamian, music was very present as a religious element. In ancient Egypt, for example, music was believed to be an art form invented by the gods to civilize the world. During this period, various instruments were used, such as harps, flutes, and percussion.

In several cultures, such as Egyptian and Mesopotamian, music was very present as a religious element. In ancient Egypt, for example, music was believed to be an art form invented by the gods to civilize the world. During this period, various instruments were used, such as harps, flutes, and percussion.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

Estimated to be about 82 thousand years old, one of the oldest instruments in the world is a flute of bone and ivory. With more than 22 centimeters, the flute, among other instruments, was found in caves located in the southwest region of Germany. It is believed that the wing of a vulture and the tusks of a mammoth were used to make the instrument.

Estimated to be about 82 thousand years old, one of the oldest instruments in the world is a flute of bone and ivory. With more than 22 centimeters, the flute, among other instruments, was found in caves located in the southwest region of Germany. It is believed that the wing of a vulture and the tusks of a mammoth were used to make the instrument.

Source: 101 Fun Facts about music

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