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

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.

Lemon

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.

Lorde’s Liability

Deep Dive: Lorde’s Liability

January 19, 2022

Today’s episode is a Deep Dive and will analyze the lyrics and instrumentation of Liability by Lorde.

Lost For Words by Pink Floyd

Deep Dive: Lost For Words by Pink Floyd

January 19, 2022

Today’s episode is a “Deep Dive” on the song Lost For Words by Pink Floyd.

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¨.

Recent Rhapsody Blog Posts

Winter 2021-22 Edition

Winter 2021-22 Edition

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NAHS Juried Student Exhibition

15 members of the HVCHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society submitted artwork for consideration in the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. 1,665 entries were submitted by students from around the world who participate in NAHS. Our school had 5 students selected for exhbition! Cormac Dow Brianna Fish Sylvia Hemenetz Sophia Noto Sofia Venezia Please…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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