Did you know vinyl records date back to the mid-19th century? In 1857, Edouard-Leon Scott of France developed a device that used a vibrating pen to record sound on paper discs. In 1877, Thomas Edison took that device and turned it into the phonograph, which could play recordings on tinfoil. As early as 1894, music lovers could buy 7” discs with a speed of 70 rpm. Originally, recordings were captured acoustically through a horn. It wasn’t until the 1920s that people began recording sound through microphones, which drastically improved the quality. By the early 1900s, the 10” record was the most popular option. It held about three minutes of music on each side. Most records contained just one song, but in 1909, producers created the first album package. Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker Suite" was released on four double-sided discs!
Music is a language all of us understand. When you need a pick-me-up, an upbeat song can boost your mood. If you’re celebrating a happy occasion, the right tune can set the tone for your party. Did you know the artists you listen to can determine your personality? We express ourselves in many different ways, from the clothes we wear and the food we eat to the careers we choose, there are many ways to let your personality shine through. Music is a major way to let the world know who you are. From the look of your favorite artists to the venues they play, many factors contribute to your personality. To find out what your musical taste says about your personality, take this quiz! Have your bestie or boo complete it, too, and you can see how much you have in common (or not!).
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