Posted December 30, 2017 07:58:10Christmas music is no longer a niche pastime for a few select people, but a part of your daily routine.
Nowadays, there are thousands of Christmas songs on the internet, from pop to country to electronic to traditional Christmas songs.
In this episode, we talk to a music teacher, music producer and composer about the art of Christmas music, and the influence that it has on you.
Dr. Matthew Purdy has been working as a music therapist for over 30 years.
He is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, and a presenter on CBC’s “Health at Every Size” program.
His music has been recorded for radio, TV, and film.
You can listen to Dr. Purdy’s podcast here and read his articles here.
In his article, Dr. Matthew explains why Christmas music has become such a part and parcel of our everyday lives.
It is not a musical genre that you can only find in your favourite Christmas movies, TV shows, or books.
It’s also not something that’s necessarily the best thing for your mind or your health.
What is Christmas music?
Christmas music, or Christmas music as it’s known to people, is an amalgam of various types of music that were popularised in the 1920s and 1930s, including traditional country, blues, jazz, soul, gospel and gospel rock.
Some of these types of Christmas tunes, called Christmas music for short, were performed by professional musicians in the early 20th century, and were later popularized by the likes of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
Other popular Christmas songs, like the old Christmas carols, are also still popular today.
And some of the most popular Christmas traditions, like reindeer and Christmas trees, have been around for centuries.
In fact, there’s so much Christmas music on the Internet, and many of us listen to it all the time, that Dr. James explains how Christmas music became so popular in the first place.
Dr Purdy explains:There are many Christmas traditions that were originally created by composers of the late 19th century.
For instance, many of these early Christmas tunes were produced by Victor Hugo, whose short story The Hunchback of Notre Dame became a classic.
Or, for instance, there was the song “My Little Parson”, written by the American writer William Wordsworth.
Other popular Christmas tunes are also derived from folk songs, including “The Merry Wreath”, “The Little Drummer Boy” and “The Nutcracker Song.”
There are also songs from the 1920’s and 1930’s, like “The Happy Little One” and the song from The Jungle Book, which was recorded by the British film composer Robert Browning.
These songs were popularized as the music of the period, but Dr. Martin Purdy says there is no question that these songs have a very deep and lasting influence on our modern day lives.
What do you need to know about Christmas music in 2018?
Dr. Pully explains:Christmas music was originally used by composer Victor Hugo to create a sound that would not only be pleasing to the ear, but would also sound like Christmas music.
Dr. George Martin, the father of Christmas, is one of Hugo’s greatest admirers.
His son, Oscar, has also used Christmas music extensively in his films, especially in the films The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Christmas Tree.
Dr Martin, who died in 2014, is often cited as one of the fathers of Christmas in the film The Little Drummuffin.
There are a lot of people who love the music and the songs that are made with Christmas music that are so iconic that you’ll never hear it in another context.
This can also make it difficult to understand why Christmas has become so popular.
For instance, one of Dr. William Worden’s songs is called “A Christmas Carol”, which was popularized in the movie The Merry Wailers.
Dr Purdy explained:This is a song that was popularised because it had a particular, unique feel.
It was very upbeat, very sentimental, and it was very catchy.
In a sense, it was written as a Christmas song, but it also was a Christmas album.
In terms of composition, this is the first Christmas album that George Martin wrote.
The second one, which is called the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, was written by William Worde.
In terms of the way that it was recorded, it has all the characteristics of an orchestral recording.
The piano and the bass are arranged in a particular way, and there’s a vocalist, and then a piano, and everything is done in a way that you’d expect a classical recording to be done.
In this way, it’s very easy to understand what the intent of the composer was.
What are some of your favourite and least favourite Christmas music sources?
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