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Popular Music and Classical Music. Write significant features of each type of music and point out their differences. Popular Music. a generic term for music of all ages that appeals to popular tastes .   any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time ).

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popular music and classical music
Popular Music and Classical Music
  • Write significant features of each type of music and point out their differences.
popular music
Popular Music
  • a generic term for music of all ages that appeals to popular tastes. 
  •  any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time).
popular music from 1920 s to 1950 s
Popular Music from 1920’s to 1950’s

1920’s Music

  • a mix of jazz, ragtime tunes and Broadway musicals.

Artists: Guy Lombardo and Benny Goodman

1930’s Music

-era of the “Great Depression”. Music was upbeat and people turned to music for inspiration. In 1936, President Herbert Hoover made the “Star Spangled Banner” the national anthem. Jazz and Pop music were popular.

Artists: Duke Ellington and Ruth

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1940’s Music

-Jazz music and Big Band music continued to be popular. Artists: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

1950’s

-There was rock ‘n roll, rhythm and blues, love songs, jazz music and the beginning of country and western music.

Artists: Elvis – first rock star;

Bill Haley & the Comets; Ella Fitzgerald

types of popular music
Types of Popular Music
  • pop music, pop - music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
  • jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
  • R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
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rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat

  • rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock- a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
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ragtimeis a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. (ex. Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer)

  • disco, disco music- popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
  • ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
  • rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged