Pop music

Got an Attack of the Earworms? Here’s Why!

2022-11-28T12:20:11+00:00

Why Do Certain Songs Get Stuck in Your Head? We’ve all been there – politely minding our own business before getting an attack of the earworm! Whether it is a song you love, one you hate, or one that you just happened to hear on the radio, an earworm can be a seriously annoying ailment, as it tends to be made up of just one or two lines of a song on a loop. And no matter what you do, that mind melody just won’t go away! So why do we get these songs stuck in our heads? What Is Involuntary [...]

Got an Attack of the Earworms? Here’s Why!2022-11-28T12:20:11+00:00

6 Singing Styles You Should Try!

2022-07-05T10:09:50+01:00

Have you always dreamt about singing? Maybe there’s a vocalist that you have been particularly inspired by? As you start your musical journey through adult singing lessons, there are many singing styles available for you to explore. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, let’s look at the most popular singing styles we teach at London Singing Institute and find out more about them. Classical Have you been inspired by famous opera singers and want to try classical singing? It’s regarded as one of the most complicated genres to sing and, classical music in general, is often seen [...]

6 Singing Styles You Should Try!2022-07-05T10:09:50+01:00

History of AutoTune: Does Using it Make You a Bad Singer?

2022-06-30T15:07:29+01:00

AutoTune has caused quite the controversy in just over 30 years in the music industry. Some love it, some hate it and see it as a ‘cheat code’ for bad singers. Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t deny the huge impact it has had on today’s music. The distinctive, robotic sound has coloured many records, spanning a range of genres from pop to rap. So, where did it come from and does using it actually make you a bad singer? History of AutoTune Interestingly, AutoTune was not designed for music. It was born out of the oil industry – [...]

History of AutoTune: Does Using it Make You a Bad Singer?2022-06-30T15:07:29+01:00

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Songs

2022-02-16T17:25:27+00:00

The most romantic time of the year is just around the corner! This Valentine’s Day, why not surprise that special someone in your life with one of our Top 10 Valentine’s Day songs. We have everything from powerful ballads to gentle and meaningful tunes that will really set the tone for a magical evening. Or you may wish to play these songs live at your next gig, open mic, or record them as covers. Either way, here we have some timeless Valentine’s classics to be inspired by! Bob Dylan – Make You Feel My Love Simple, yet effective! This 90s classic [...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Songs2022-02-16T17:25:27+00:00

10 Songwriting Tips for Better Songs

2022-03-18T09:56:47+00:00

Perhaps you’re new to singing, or maybe you’ve been taking adult singing lessons for a while. Whether you want to learn to sing because you’re already a keen songwriter or you’re a vocalist who wants to branch out and leave their own mark on the music world, improving your songwriting skills will always open new avenues as a musician. It’s a skill that takes constant nurture and improvement, and even the best songwriters out there are still learning! Here are 10 songwriting tips for better songs that will boost your creativity. Melody is Key Melody is the main element of your [...]

10 Songwriting Tips for Better Songs2022-03-18T09:56:47+00:00

Evolution of pop music

2020-08-12T19:36:53+01:00

You may associate pop music with that polished, bubble gum sound, but it’s actually a combination of genres and influences that are popular at any given time. They are then presented in an accessible, easily digestible pop format and song structure that is enjoyed by a large portion of the public. Pop is constantly evolving, building on and blending together influences through different eras, while also reflecting the social and political situation. In this article, we attempt to show a pop music history timeline in the west, including some pivotal changes. Keep in mind, however, that there are many artists that [...]

Evolution of pop music2020-08-12T19:36:53+01:00

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