Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
Crews sang the songs to ease the fears, anxieties and loneliness of daily life on merchant ships.
For centuries, people largely read politicians' words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.
Many boys stop singing at adolescence – but with the right support, they can continue to sing through their voice change and emerge as lifetime singers.
A choral conductor and scholar of sacred music explains what's missing from church worship with singing banned due to the pandemic – and why live choir rehearsals are still a ways off
Penn State researchers who call themselves the 'Happy Birthday Club' suggest that we shouldn’t make judgments about our singing abilities based on familiar tunes that happen to be really hard.
Can animals find the beat in music and dance along?
Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
Most people have strong opinions on what makes a song good or bad. But is anyone actually right?
Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.
Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
People found out about crime and punishment in that most spectacular era of public executions, the Renaissance, through melody.
Male lyrebirds perform choreographed dances to match the song they are singing when trying to attract a mate. Not only do…