Music from the 80s

Here at Bayan we often talk about different kinds of music from different decades. One decade that we were talking about a few days ago was the music from the 1980s. The 80s was when we were enjoying legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross and Whitney Houston. Who doesn’t remember “Like a Prayer”…

Musician Spotlight: Ellie Goulding

English singer, song writer and record producer, Ellie Goulding, has become an embodiment of the English music scene with 66 nominations and 17 awards won. Lights (2010), Halcyon (2012) and Delirium (2015) can be found in her discography, where you can enjoy the sound of her unique and original voice, a light-lyric soprano that spans…

Musician Spotlight: Ed Sheeran

Do you recognize the song titles “Shape of you” or “Castle on the hill”? If so, it is because you are already a fan of Edward Christopher Sheeran, most commonly known as Ed Sheeran, or because you are a music lover.

Harmonics in sound

Frequency Facts As you know, all sound can be represented by a wave. Waves have a property called ‘Frequency’ which determines how high or low the pitch of the sound is. Generally, the human ear can hear sound that ranges from 20Hz (Hertz) all the way up to 20kHz (20,000Hz). Most sounds you hear are…

Music Therapy

There are many healers on this Earth. We tend to sway towards mass made big pharma products over those that are freely, and naturally available to us. But actually the Earth is abundant with natural remedies and medicines and they don’t always take the forms that you might expect. Music, is a healer. A proven…

Music; a Competitive Edge.

Do you use music during a workout? Before a game? An exam? If you do, you are not alone, if you don’t then you should. Different genres of music generate different reactions in us. Some force focus, some make us move and some increase adrenaline. Which is why music is such a vital part to…

What is Spotify Connect?

What is Spotify Connect? Spotify has a tonne of features, though some of the fancier ones, such as Spotify Connect, are limited to users who pay up. Spotify Connect is a relatively new feature (or rather a new button in the Spotify app) that enables you to play tunes from Spotify’s catalogue – but through Wi-Fi-connected speakers, TVs, laptops, and other…

A History of Headphones

The History of Headphones We often take the process of evolution for granted. It is in everything, ourselves as a race and individuals included. Everything on this Earth has evolved from something, a tree from a seed, an empire from an idea, a headphone from arm strain. By 1881, speakers had been around for some…

Why do we dance to music?

Every time that I listen to a piece of music that I love, I tend to imagine how I would dance to it, the sequence of steps that I would do, even if in real life I cannot perform them. For me, dancing is freedom, it is an expression of what you are feeling when…

What do you want from music?

What do you want out of music? We listen to it daily, but why? What is it that we’re really looking for in it? For me, I want music to accompany me. It should provide comfort, cheer, hope, fear and every other emotion when I need it, and it does, every time. Music evokes the…

The Tinnitus Effect

It’s easy these days to get lost in music. A lot of us use it as an opportunity to drown out the noises that surround us. Regardless of what the sounds around us are, be it construction work, an annoying co-worker, the voices in your head even, we often seek refuge in the bliss of music….

Musician Spotlight: Tennyson

Luke and Tess Pretty, otherwise known as Tennyson, are a brother and sister electronic music duo from Edmonton, Canada. Since 2012, Luke has been producing electronic music with a unique and earthy tone, comparable to Boards of Canada, met with a complex flair of digitised jazz. Tess on the other hand, being a talented drummer…