MUS 1P • Department of Music • Fall 2017

Introduction to Musical Concepts

LIU Post • Long Island University

Google Music Timeline
Google has taken the data from the people who have uploaded songs to Google Play Music to show how the popularity of different genres of music changes or has changed over time. The data is based on how many Google Play Music users have an artist or album in their music library and the release date of the album
All Music Guide
A good place to get information about artists and music styles
BBC Guide to the Orchestra
Would you expect to find a saxophone in an orchestra? Or, are composers using synthesizers with orchestras? Find out here -- Singles Charts and Album Charts
Billboard Magazine Web site. Search the Chart Archives to see which artists on the charts 5, 10 or 15 years ago are still popular today.
The Blues
PBS Series Web site
Oxford/Grove's Music Online
Excellent online music resource. Some parts may be accessible only from campus computers
About Hip Hop (Hip Hop turned 40 in 2014)
and another look -- History of Hip Hop
Hip Hop Culture
Article at Wikipedia about the various elements of the culture
Iskur's Guide to Electronic Music
An excellent look at the styles and substyles/variations found in electronic music (Requires Flash)
James Brown
Find out more about the "Godfather of Soul"
JAZZ. A Film By Ken Burns
PBS series Web site. Make sure you visit the Jazz Lounge
Music History 102
at the Internet Public Library
Article at Wikipedia
Rock and Roll
Article at Wikipedia covering the origin and history of the style and its substyles
Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
from an article published in 2003 - updated 2009
Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
from an article published in 2004 - updated 2010
Rolling Stone Magazine 100 Greatest Singers
from an article published in 2010