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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Artists: Guy Lombardo and Benny Goodman
-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
-Jazz music and Big Band music continued to be popular. Artists: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
-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
rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
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)