155. The Ubiquitous 3 Chords : The Beatles & One Direction

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Summer will be here this weekend! And this episode is sweet but short — we talk about the chords that connect Grease, One Direction and The Beatles. We do a singing demonstration – Enjoy!

Shields Brothers Mashup: Twist & Shout and What Makes You Beautiful

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154. The Beat That Dominates Music: The 4 on the Floor

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We’re continuing with our special musicology series this week. This time we’re talking about the beat that came along that has dominated music since the 1970s — the 4 on the Floor.

Big thanks to The A.V.Club for the great review of our Falsetto episode by Dennis DiClaudio.

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153. Girly Man Singing: Falsetto Explained

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Men’s high voices – ever wonder why Adam Levine or Justin Timberlake sound like that? Falsetto is the answer. Do women have falsetto? Take a listen to a special musicology episode.

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152. The Legends of Prince

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Still reeling from Prince’s death, we decided to talk about some of his most famous exploits and songwriting stories – some good, some a little steal-y, some involving Michael Jackson. We love you Prince.

If you didn’t listen to last week’s podcast, check out our thank you to Prince via a cover of his song, Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince).

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151. Prince: Nothing Compares 2 U

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Profoundly sadden by the death of Prince today. He was a huge influence on us. We think nothing compares to Prince so here’s our cover of Nothing Compares 2 U written by Prince, made famous by SinĂ©ad O’Connor.

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150. Monkey Business: Who Owns What?

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We couldn’t resist a little monkey business this week. In this podcast we talk about the infamous monkey selfie lawsuit. This takes copyright to a new kingdom – the animal kingdom.

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149. What’s In A Name? Do Song Titles Matter?

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Since the turn of the century, one word song titles have dominated the charts. Is this a result of big data and behavioral economics number crunching or is it just a advertising scheme? Have you noticed the rise of the one word song? Well we give your our take on why this is happening. Enjoy!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!
We did some LIVE SINGING on a traditional Irish folk song, I’ll Tell Me Ma, for ya! You can get it on iTunes. We included a Mumford and Sons cover of The Wanderer. Enjoy!

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