Add in background music, back up vocalists, and instrumental, and it's sometimes hard to hear the lyrics for what they truly are. This leads to misheard lyrics that are often hilarious. 

What did you say?; Misheard Lyrics

This is actually a fairly common occurrence. There’s a phenomenon called mondegreens, It means, “a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem”.

The phrase came from an American writer by the name of Slyvia Wright, and written about San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. Mondegreen is inspired by a misheard line in a poem. She misheard “he laid him on the green” as “Lady Mondegreen” from the Scottish ballad “The Bonny Earl o Moray”. Continue reading What did you say?; Misheard Lyrics

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May the Tunes be with you; A feature on Galactic Empire

Bringing you the orders from the empire itself with metal beauty, Galactic Empire is a metal band made up of Bass Commander (bass), Red Guard (guitar), Dark Vader (lead guitar), Kyle Ren (guitar), and Boba Sett (drums). Together they made a sound that’s out of this world. It all started in 2015 as a mere gag for an opening band. Over the past few years, it’s become much much more than a gag. Continue reading May the Tunes be with you; A feature on Galactic Empire

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Album Review; Artemis by Lindsey Stirling

Artemis is the new album by Lindsey Stirling that’s going to be the highlight of her 2020 Tour. That in itself is exciting and we haven’t yet talked about the album itself.

Stirling released Artemis in the early September of 2019. It has topped the charts for  UK Dance Albums, US Billboard, US Independent Albums, US Top Classical Albums, and US Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Continue reading Album Review; Artemis by Lindsey Stirling

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Philip Serino Q&A

Switching Styles has interviewed this creative creator to bring you the questions to all of your answers. Philip Serino is a musician that wears a lot of different hats, for a lot of different genres. Composition, songwriting, production, dreamer, as well as a musician of pop, electronica, jazz, EDM, acoustic, and so much more. Diversity in his music and skills, as well as a balance in his life, is what makes him a strong musician. Continue reading Philip Serino Q&A

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Revolution And Artistry In Mozart’s Operas; A Deeper Look At The Marriage Of Figaro (1786); Don Giovanni (1787); And The Magic Flute (1791)

When it comes to the music of opera, the composer needs to be a bit of all the above, a dramatist, a writer, an artist, and not just a composer. Mozart was each of those and used those influences to blend power and emotion into his works. Continue reading Revolution And Artistry In Mozart’s Operas; A Deeper Look At The Marriage Of Figaro (1786); Don Giovanni (1787); And The Magic Flute (1791)

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Bringing Elegance to Your Playlist; Top Ten Orchestral Covers

There’s something simplistic and yet so complex about instrumental music. Within an orchestra, there are several diverse instruments such as woodwind, brass, percussion, and string. Each of them adds their own sound to the overall melody of the song. There’s something elegant about orchestral music, even the word orchestral is in itself elegant. Below are some orchestral covers to spice up your date night. These will add a pop of fun and a bit of elegance. Continue reading Bringing Elegance to Your Playlist; Top Ten Orchestral Covers

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Dennis James; Organist and Historial Preservationist

Shifting to the pipe organ at the age of 12 has since been a consistent part of his life. This change from accordion to the organ was overall a benefit to both James’s career and his audience. Looking back, he admits that he probably wouldn’t have stayed with music and instead pursued another interest namely oil painting. Instead of Dennis James the oil painter, he is currently known internationally as a professional organist and a historic preservationist. Continue reading Dennis James; Organist and Historial Preservationist

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Disney and Dreams; Covering Sleeping Beauty

Second only to Dumbo (who doesn’t speak at all), Aurora had the least lines of any Disney Movie lead. The princess spoke less than 20 lines in the whole film. As the voice of Princess Aurora, Mary Costa became entwined with the character. Regardless of the lack of lines, when the audience does hear her voice especially for the songs she sings, it’s majestic. Trying to decide which specific song to highlight is almost as difficult as the fairy godmother’s trying to decide whether Aurora’s dress should be pink or blue. The scenes where the two fairies couldn’t agree on whether the dress should be pink or blue is inspired by the filmmaker’s own indecision on the dress’s colour. The iconic song of Sleeping Beauty is “Once Upon a Dream” is the focus of our article. Enjoy these amazing covers! Continue reading Disney and Dreams; Covering Sleeping Beauty

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Rhaeide Q&A; The More You Know

Known offline as Alvaro Arizcun, Rhaeide brings forward piano arrangements of themes from pop culture including games, TV series, movies, band covers and original compositions. Examples include The Goonies Theme, Beauty and the Beast, The Christmas Piano Medley, Les Miserables, Hearthstone, and League of Legends. Continue reading Rhaeide Q&A; The More You Know

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Finding Tunes from ‘Finding Nemo’

Most of the soundtrack is simply musical scores not sung music. The score of the film is beautiful and received a nomination for the 76th Academy Awards for Best Original Score losing against  Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I can’t argue with that choice as it’s a film series I eventually will be covering (Yes, pun intended).

In fact, there are only three lyrical songs in the whole film; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Darla played by LuLu Ebeling, “Just Keep Swimming” by Dory played by Ellen DeGeneres, and finally “Beyond the Sea” performed by Robbie Williams.  Continue reading Finding Tunes from ‘Finding Nemo’