In its purest theoretical form, music may be more like math—a truly universal language—but in its manifestations in the real world, it resembles more the great diversity of tongues around the globe. Each regional, national, and global music has its grammar of scales, rhythms, and chords, each its syntax of melodies and harmonies, though these share some important commonalities. The syntax of pop music, like its blues predecessor, consists of standard chord progressions, easily swapped from song to song: repeatable units that form a range of available emotional expression. Want to see that range on full display, in a bravado performance by an Australian comedy rock band? Maybe these artists have more in common, linguistically speaking, than we thought. Well, maybe not every pop song. One could choose other progressions and make similar compilations. One can quibble with some of the particulars here. But the ubiquity of this melody in pop is quite revealing, and amusing in this musical mashup. We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads.
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The trio covered a wide variety of performance styles, and perform a combination of original material and pop parodies. The trio were heavily involved in improv theatre at the University of Sydney and decided to try something different. The band played at a few stand up comedy nights and improv events in Sydney and performed a fortnightly segment on FBi Radio , but got their first big break when they released a number of rap parodies lampooning the Australian Federal Election. The band gained further success performing in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and making television and radio appearances. They took the show to the Edinburgh Fringe in where it was received with critical and audience acclaim. After the Edinburgh festival, the Axis of Awesome's song "4 Chords", a medley of 36 pop songs that all contain the same basic chord structure, received airplay on BBC Radio 1. The success on YouTube prompted increased interest, both home and abroad, and the Axis performed the song on many radio and television programs, including Nova
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Last Updated on: April 2, by Klaus Crow. The 80s gave birth to a lot of legendary bands and artists. It was also the time MTV was launched a real Music Television channel at that time and from that emerged MTV unplugged which gave artists a platform to turn their songs into acoustic diamonds. I searched high and low for beautiful acoustic versions of these songs from the artists themselves. I hope the arrangements and videos inspire you to pick up your guitar from the stand and light a new spark. You can click on the title of each song to hear the song on Youtube. Pick out one or two songs every day.