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Music in Commercials

Our ears are incredible organs: body parts that take frequency waves and send them to your brain to process them into something that actually makes sense! Our ears and brains have an inseparable bond, and even more so with music! Certain songs and tunes remind us of things, or make us feel certain emotions, because when we process music, studies […]

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What is Vocaloid?

If you’ve been keeping up with social media and Japanese pop culture in the past few years, you may have heard terms such as vocaloid and buzz about music artist Hatsune Miku. However, you may be wondering, what exactly is vocaloid? Originally invented in 2000, vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer software that enables users to synthesize “singing” by typing […]

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Experimental Music: What Even Is It?

Music, as I have covered in many previous articles, has many faces: rock, pop, country, hip-hop, alternative, and many more. Today, we will be looking at a very special and bizarre genre of music that is full of innovation and new sounds. It pushes the very definition of a music genre. That’s right. Today’s article is all about the mysterious […]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

School is an interesting place. And it’s become way more interesting, especially during these times of online learning. Instead of wondering where your classes are, you’re now wondering where the Zoom link is and navigating the unending assignment tabs on Google Classroom. Our teachers have it tough, but one teacher, who also doubles as a National Guard member, still manages […]

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From an Unlucky Nose to a Spy Masterpiece

“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” We’ve all heard this famous movie quote at least once in our lives. It’s a classic, after all. Everyone knows James Bond. He’s quite literally The Spy. When someone brings up spies, your mind almost always goes to either Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. I for one always think of the most action-packed Bond films […]


The Start of a New Age

Have you ever seen a robot do the robot? No? Well, now you can! Some say that the future of our world and society as we know it will be bionic implants. Others say it will be an extinction event. I say it will be dancing robots! The day I see a robot do the twist, is the day that […]


A Recipe For Holiday Music

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. The weather outside is, well, frightful. Red and green lights and ornaments hang from almost anywhere, and the constant blasting of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” can be heard from just about everyone’s car radios and local retail stores. Ah yes, it’s Christmas time. The holidays are usually […]

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The Many Shades of Music

Music has many shades. They are all different, some are louder than the rest, others have a little more edge. But we  can all agree, they’re all unique and special in their own way. That’s one of the reasons that the world of music can be a bit daunting to anyone (myself included). What’s classified as Rock? What’s post-hardcore? What […]


The Music Column: A Brief History of Classical Music; Vol. II

Welcome to the second edition of the music column! Previously, my wonderful colleague Sparsh introduced you to the world of rock and roll, telling you more about its origins, subgenres, as well as its history. This week, I would like to introduce you to the world of classical music. Readers, I understand your skepticism about classical music. It’s old, it’s […]


The World of Rock and Roll

Hello there, my name is Sparsh Aiyar, and I’m excited to welcome you to the wonderful world of this music column! Here we talk about anything music, whether it be the best Anime OPs ranked from 10 or discussions of the most influential classical music pieces out there! So sit back, relax, and take a ride through one of the […]

Film Week

The Role of Music in Movies

Film music: from magical soundtracks that accompany your favorite major motion pictures, to popular songs played on the radio countless times, to original songs made especially for movies where cinema goes music follows. Now it’s film week here at The City Voice and as you know I love music! When you put ‘em both together, you get film music! So find […]

Current Events

Guitars: A Journey in Time

The guitar is regarded as one of the most iconic musical instrument in history. The guitar is used in various genres of music like country, rock, pop, latin, and more and has become a part of many cultures worldwide. The guitar originated in Spain around the 16th century and was derived from the Guitarra Latina, which was a plucked string […]