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

Metallica Album Review

Album Review – Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All

February 14, 2022

Episode 18 of our Rhapsody Podcast is an album review, where I’ll be reviewing Metallica’s first album, Kill ‘Em All.


Deep Dive: Compromising with Depression: Lemon Boy by Cavetown

February 2, 2022

Today’s episode is a deep dive on Lemon Boy, by Cavetown, and will discuss how Cavetown uses this song to make a commentary on mental health issues.

Former Happiness

Composer’s Corner: Former Happiness: Mood Explained By Music Theory

February 2, 2022

Today’s episode is a Composer’s Corner and will focus on the theme of my piece, Former Happiness.

Album Review: Your City Gave me Asthma

Album Review: Your City Gave me Asthma

January 19, 2022

This episode is an Album Review and will Go over the album¨Your City Gave me Asthma¨.

Cross Examination- Kabuki Girl

Deep Dive: Cross Examination – Kabuki Girl

January 19, 2022

Today’s episode is a Deep Dive and will talk about Kabuki Girl and it’s music theory.

Jimi Hendrix

Deep Dive: Jimi Hendrix

January 19, 2022

Today’s episode is a Deep Dive and will dive into the artist Jimi Hendrix, focusing on his influences both musically and culturally, and his discography during his lifetime.

Recent Rhapsody Blog Posts

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New Aircraft

Last year Boeing created another aircraft called the ” Boeing 797″. This new aircraft is a smaller aircraft but larger than the Boeing 737. This aircraft seats between 220 and 270 passengers depending on the configuration by the airline. The 797 will have a twin aisle configuration as well that can travel up to 5,200…

Storytelling Through Taylor Swift's Discography

Connect the Dots: Storytelling Through Taylor Swift’s Discography

Rhapsody Blog Connect the Dots: Storytelling Through Taylor Swift’s Discography    Intro:   Today’s blog is a connect the dots and will explore the theme of storytelling through Taylor Swift’s discography.   Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight since she released her first album at age 16 and has been writing music since she…

3 composers 1 song

COMPOSER’S CORNER: Three Composers, One Song

COMPOSER’S CORNER: Three Composers, One Song Today’s episode is a Composer’s Corner where three different composers from three different musical backgrounds will write a song together, and give an inside look at the creative process of collaborating musicians. Segment 1: Brad: Mixing and Melodic Composition  Three Different Elements of the Chord Progression, Violin/Strings, Arpeggio, Sawtooth…

The Girl From Ipanema

Head to Head: The Girl From Ipanema

Rhapsody Blog Head to Head: The Girl From Ipanema Intro:   Today’s blog is a Head to Head and will analyze the similarities and differences between two different versions of the song “The Girl From Ipanema”, originally written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. The two recordings are by Stan Getz and João Gilberto,…

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Commercial Pilots

Commercial Pilots by Miller Cleave They have specialized skills, top prestige, and a unique vantage point from the flight deck that most people will never get to experience. In the Airline Industry, There’s a huge pilot shortage that goes up to seven hundred thousand pilots. In the next ten years, the pilots will have to…

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Why I Wanted to be a Pilot

Why I Wanted to Be a Pilot Blog Post 1 By Miller Cleave Hello and welcome to Capt Cleave’s Flight Adventures on the Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network where students come together to share content with the world.  The opinions expressed in this episode are mine the show. I wanted to be a pilot ever…

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