As a musician, you are forbidden to keep your musical worldview small. Cultures worldwide and throughout time have refined unique styles that you can familiarize yourself with and incorporate into your own recordings and performances to amaze your audiences. Check out the posts here in the Culture category of the Ledger Note Blog and take a musical journey around the globe.

The Barrel Organ Lives on Like a Smooth Criminal

Updated: Culture

In our recent foray of covering weird and uncommon instruments, we've touched on a couple of instruments related to the barrel organ. While they all function based on pre-determined music programmed out on a roller, some of them work like a harp or piano with strings being struck while others resemble a kalimba with tines […]

Chuck E. Cheese's Robot Band is Breaking Up for Good

Updated: Culture

This is sad news indeed for many of us musicians, old and young.  The animatronic band that graced the stages of Chuck E. Cheese locations across America are finally throwing in the towel to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Chuck E. Cheese & ShowBiz Those of us born in the late 70's and early 80's will […]

Russian Meme Music - Where Did We Go Wrong?

Updated: Culture

Where did we lose our way?  At what point did we toss all care to the wind and start admitting that we like some of the most absurd music out there? I'd say the answer for most of us is around the time the internet was released to the public, but for the Russians, we have […]

8 Classic Video Game Songs From the Actual Golden Era

Updated: Culture

There's countless lists like these out there, where a ton of people who never played an hour of vidya their whole lives try to help you remember the Mario Bros theme or that one Tetris song.  I'm not going to do you like that.  I'm going to take you back to the true gems from the […]

BabyMetal - Japan Keeps it's Crown as King of the Weird

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This post isn't your typical "Culture" post on Ledger Note.  This has more to do with various sub-cultures smashing together and solidifying Japan's spot as #1 in weird! BABYMETAL is the next level heavy metal devil stuff.  Some mad genius in a laboratory deep in the bowels of Japan decided to take the metal culture, […]

Daler Mehndi's Tunak Tunak Tun & Legacy

Updated: Culture

Prepare to witness one of the coolest guys to ever walk this planet... Daler Mehndi. Daler Mehndi is a world renowned musician coming out of India.  Not only is he involved in classic music including inventing a new instrument, but he's also a master of pop music.  He started gaining popularity in the States when […]