The oldest musical instrument is thought to be a 35,000-year-old flute made from a vulture bone.
A shopping mall in Australia is using classical music to stop teenagers from loitering.
Most toilets flush in E flat.
At age 4, Mozart composed a concerto for the clavier.
No one knows where Mozart is buried.
Music has creative power.
There is power in the chords. Chords can create shapes, reshape, transform and even bring things to life.
The world was created by a musician called God. Yes! God is a musician.
The longest rendering of a national anthem was ‘God Save the King,’ performed by a German military band on the platform of Rathenau railway station in Brandenburg, on February 9, 1909. King Edward VII was struggling inside the train to get into his German Field-Marshall uniform, so the band had to play the anthem 17 consecutive times.
Originally, the first line to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” was “I’m sitting by a pool in Beverly Hills dreaming of a White Christmas. “A friend suggested to him that he drop the reference to Beverly Hills, and the song went on to become the most commercially successful song ever.
May 7, 1834 was the date of the first performance of Beethoven’s ninth symphony.
Louis Armstrong holds the record of oldest chart topper. Having reached number one in the UK in 1968 with the song ‘What A Wonderful World’. He was 67 at the time.
Sounds travels through a solid much faster than through air. There is no sound in space because there is no object for sound to travel through.
Acoustics is the study of sound waves.
The song with the longest title is ‘I’m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues’ written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943. He later claimed the song title ended with “Yank” and the rest was a joke.
Although music can be hard to define, it is often described as a pleasing or meaningful arrangement of sounds.
Hard materials can reflect sound so that the sound travels back in the opposite direction. This is called an echo.
The scientific study of sound waves is known as acoustics. Sound energy is a form of energy that is associated with vibrations of matter. It is a type of mechanical wave which means it requires an object to travel through. This object includes air and water. Sound originates from the vibrations that result after an object applies a force to another object.