Rhapsody the Podcast

Rhapsody is a Hopewell Valley Central High School student-run music theory podcast that is supported their teacher David Schwartzer.

Episode Features:

  • Deep Dive - An in depth analysis on one song from one artist
  • Head to Head - The ultimate  comparing of two songs
  • Copycat - Comparing an original song to a Cover
  • Sample the Sample - Analyzing samples of our favorite hits
  • Connect the Dots - Connecting musical themes between artists

Recent Podcast Episodes

Head to Head - Trap vs. Brooklyn Drill

Head to Head – Trap vs. Brooklyn Drill

May 4, 2021

In this Head to Head we will be discussing the differences and similarities between the hip hop subgenres of trap and Brooklyn drill.

Deep Dive - I Ain't Marching Anymore

Deep Dive – I Ain’t Marching Anymore

May 4, 2021

In this Deep Dive we will be discussing the song I Ain’t Marching Anymore by Phil Ochs, and its roots as a protest song and a folk song.

Lemon Demon

Lemon Demon

May 4, 2021

In this Connect the dots we will be discussing the overall whimsical and unique style of Neil Cicirega, also known as Lemon Demon.

Connect The Dots - Tyler the Creator

Connect The Dots – Tyler the Creator

May 4, 2021

In this enter episode format we will be discussing Tyler the Creators style

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Connect the Dots: Christmas Songs

March 2, 2021

In this “Connect the Dots” episode, we examine Christmas songs to find what makes them sound like Christmas, using music theory concepts as our guide.

Rhapsody Episode 6

Deep Dive: Cool Patrol

March 2, 2021

In this “Deep Dive” episode, we’ll break down NSP’s “Cool Patrol” and discuss what makes this song so unique.

Recent Rhapsody Blog Posts

Whispers

Dealing with the Whispers

Whispers is a short story that was published in Panorama and was written by Veronika Rembowski, a freshman at Hopewell Valley Central High School.

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Zappa

“What Defines the Music of Frank Zappa?”

In this “Connect the Dots” episode, we go over several commonalities that occur in the works of Frank Zappa.

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Five Video Games and Their Music

In this “Connect the Dots” Episode, we connect five unique songs from five unrelated video games and examine what they have in common despite being very different songs.

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Taylor Swift Head to Head

Taylor Swift Head to Head

Today’s blog is a head to head where we’ll be looking at two of Taylor Swift’s most recent songs, dorothea, from her album Evermore, and seven, from Evermore’s sister album, Folklore.

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The‌ ‌Art‌ ‌of‌ ‌Curses‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Devils‌ ‌who‌ ‌Use‌ ‌Them

The‌ ‌Art‌ ‌of‌ ‌Curses‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Devils‌ ‌who‌ ‌Use‌ ‌Them

The‌ ‌Art‌ ‌of‌ ‌Curses‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Devils‌ ‌who‌ ‌Use‌ ‌Them‌ ‌is a short story by Hopewell Valley Central High School sophomore Samiyah Syed & was published in Panorama, the literary arts magazine.

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The‌ ‌Tiny‌ ‌Demon‌ ‌Child‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌Or‌ ‌Lack‌ ‌Thereof‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Tiny‌ ‌Demon‌ ‌Child‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌Or‌ ‌Lack‌ ‌Thereof‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Tiny‌ ‌Demon‌ ‌Child‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌.‌ ‌Or‌ ‌Lack‌ ‌Thereof‌ ‌ is a poem by Hopewell Valley Central High School sophomore Samiyah Syed & was published in Panorama, the literary arts magazine.

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