Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Tradition of Blues Guitar

Although many people don’t realize it, there is a strong history of Italian guitar music adapting to contemporary styles, including the blues.   For better or worse, this trend has gone largely unnoticed in the popular music community, which has led to the freedom of development of the style without recourse to mass appeal, meaning [Continue]

The Italian Roots of Contemporary Disney Music

As we mention in our Intro to Italian Music section, Italian music is the often under-represented base of so many other forms of Western Music, including contemporary popular songs.   In this post we’re going to take a look at how Disney songs have been shaped by Italian musical history, and in particular the works [Continue]

The Best Arias of Italian Opera

In addition to the focus on early Italian music (read our Intro page for more info on this), Italian classical music is perhaps most famous for the large number of operatic works. The Italian operatic tradition is interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which is the prevalence of non-Italian composers writing Italian [Continue]