Looking into the History of Heavy Metal as Music Genre

  Heavy Metal was born out of the music of the 1960s, through the sonic innovations in guitar tech and distortion petals. It was nurtured through the endeavors of many young bands willing to challenge the norms of popular music to lay down thick, loud guitar chords, howling melodies, and the pulsing march of a […]

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Music Genre Series: Just the Facts of the Blues

Reviving and Highlighting Why Blues is Fundamental to Modern Music The Blues is a music tradition that pre-dates the 20th century and defines the condition of the Black community in bondage. It has expressed the African American condition living in America and celebrated some the local music traditions, from Chicago to Mississippi. Here are 10 […]

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Music Genre Series: The Landscape of Jazz, The American Art Form

Jazz has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Begotten from a union of Ragtime and the Blues, Jazz has delighted and beguiled audience for over a hundred years. Jazz began in New Orleans with dance and brass marching bands. It created geniuses and legends during this period, with performers seeking to entertain […]

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GROM Celebrates Music’s Many Faces Each Month in 2017

Music is always a source of inspiration for us at GROM. It has been one of the major driving forces for us to improve and develop devices for our customers who seek a safer and more robust experience while driving; whether listening to music, referencing mapping apps, or something else. Music offers relaxation and distraction […]

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When you think of your favorite movie. Soundtracks from 80’s and 90’s iconic films

When you think of your favorite movies, there’s usually a really great song from the soundtrack that personified the film—a song that captures the scene so well. It emotionally enables your ability to either sympathize or rejoice with the actor’s situation. It allows you to share that moment with the characters and their story. In […]

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A Short Blues History

The origins of blues are not unlike the origins of life. For many years it was recorded only by memory, and relayed only live, and in person. The Blues were born in the North Mississippi Delta following the Civil War. Influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups […]

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