Fun Facts About Music You Might Be Hearing For The First TimeBy Yeshwanth K
As you all know, music has been an essential part of our lives, and without music, we all feel like something is missing from our lives. Some people listen to music for peace while some listen for fun, but whatever the purpose, music can lighten up the mood for most people.
With the increase in technology these days, we can access music whenever we want from wherever we are. Especially during the times such as the ongoing pandemic, it is a very efficient way of avoiding boredom. If you also like music as much as everybody else, here are some fun facts.
Fender didn’t know how to play guitar:
Most of you have heard of Fender, a musical instrument manufacturing company primarily known for making guitars. But did you know that Leo Fender, the founder, didn’t know how to play the guitar? He was actually into crafts.
In the old days, Fender started as a company specializing in radio repair service. First, they used to repair various electronics like radios, home audio amplifiers, phonographs, etc. Later in the 40s, they started to make instruments, and within a few years after that, they started making their iconic electric guitar named “1950 Telecaster”.
The heartbeat gets into sync with the rhythm of the music:
Music is linked up with various responses of our body without us even knowing, and one such response is our cardiovascular system. Most studies determined some changes in our cardiovascular system with the rhythm of the music we listen to.
Not only does the music gets into sync with the rhythm of your body, but your heartbeat and your blood pressure are also impacted depending on that music. It has been determined that this may have something to do with a person’s emotions concerning the song they are hearing.
British singer “Katie Malua” is the only musician to hold a record for performing underwater at a depth of 303 meters. It took place on October 10, 2006, at Statoil’s Troll off the coast of Bergen, Norway. She and her band performed two 30-minute concerts, to which the audience were oilrig workers who won those tickets.
The British rock band Queen was given a commemorative on the British £5 coin issued in January 2020. The band is known worldwide for being one of the iconic bands in the history of rock music.
They are famous for their songs such as “We are the Champions” and “We will rock you,” and it might be said as a justification for them to have a commemorative coin in their name.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen:
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is one of the most-streamed songs from the 20th century after overtaking Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. It was in first place in the UK in 1975 and then came in first place again in 1991 after the death of Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of the band.
Since the release of this song, it has been streamed more than 1.6 billion times all over the world and made more than $600 million at the global box office.
“Rap God” by Eminem:
Eminem can be said as the best rapper alive, and his song Rap God contributes a lot for him to gain this reputation. To most people’s surprise, this song has 1560 words, where Eminem sang at a speed of 4.28 words per second on average. “Rap God for a reason.”
World’s oldest Bone Flute:
By old, we don’t mean it is from a thousand or two thousand years old, but it is 35,000 years old. This can even be mentioned as the world’s oldest musical instrument, discovered in a European cave.
It consists of a V-shaped mouthpiece with five finger holes and is made from a natural hollow wing bone of a vulture. People who discovered this made it clear that music has been a part of lives from an era that goes way back.
World’s Oldest Song:
Hurrian Hymn No. 6, which has been in existence for more than 3,400 years, is considered to be the world’s oldest song in existence. It is a rhyme about the ancient goddess Nikkai, produced by Hurrians in the 14th century in cuneiform. The tune for this song was discovered in clay tablets in the city of ruins in Syria known Ugarit, which came out during excavations in Ugarit.
These are only some of the mind-blowing facts about music, yet there are many more. We hope to cover some more facts in the fun articles we post in the future. Hope you liked these.