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.

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

Photography Club

Colonnade by Megan MacDonald

I took this photo of this Colonnade at the Princeton Battlefield. It was a cloudy day but I caught this when the sun broke through.

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Cold Snap by Leo Huang

It was really quiet on a Saturday morning and I was walking back from someone’s house a couple of years ago. It had snowed through the early morning and no one had shoveled the streets yet. I wanted to capture something that was a reminder to the endless view of white.

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Starlite by Gianluca Procaccini

Taken in Miami, Fl. I wanted to experiment with different color lights and see how they would interact with each other.

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Thistles by Sari Pehnke

This photo was taken at St. Michael’s Farm Preserve in Hopewell- I was experimenting with an old Helios lens and loved the bokeh effect it gave to the images.

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The Quiet by Nicole Bartnikowski

During quarantine, I started focusing on self-portraits. For this photo specifically, I decided to work with glitter and different light situations.

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Tilted Grass by Anthony Mackiewicz-Cano

Taken in a field of grass, the sun was setting down and I decided to take some photos up close. The sun set offered a spark of inspiration and led me to take more photos and made me feel at peace. 

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