Styles of music Music in our life Labutina Svetlana Form 10-3
Music in our life • Music accompanies us all the time. Music reflects our life, we can say that our life gives birth to music but our life is different that’s why there are different styles of music.
Country music • Country music (or country and Western) is a blend of traditional and popular musical forms traditionally found in the Southern United States and the Canadian Maritimes that evolved rapidly beginning in the 1920s. Distinctive variations of the genre have also emerged elsewhere including Australian country music. • Country music has produced two of the top selling solo artists of all time. Elvis Presley, who was known early on as “the Hillbilly Cat” and was a regular on the radio program Louisiana Hayride, went on to become a defining figure in the emergence of rock and roll. Contemporary musician Garth Brooks, with 128 million albums sold, is the top-domestic-selling solo U.S. artist in U.S. history. Main instruments in the country music are guitar, banjo and violin.
Rock music • Rock music is a genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the 1960s. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country music and also drew on folk music, jazz and classical music. The sound of rock often revolves around the electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboard instruments such as hammond organ, piano, or, since the late 60s, synthesizers. One of the most popular rock singers was Elvis Presley. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
Pop music • Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple love songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes. Pop music has absorbed influences from most other forms of popular music, but as a genre is particularly associated with the rock and roll and later rock style. • The most famous pop-singers are Robbie Williams, Madonna and Britney Spears.
Jazz • Jazz is a style of music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. Its West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note. • The word "jazz" (in early years also spelled "jass") began as a West Coast slang term and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915.
Classical music • The term "classical music" did not appear until the early 19th century, in an attempt to "canonize" the period from Johann Sebastian Bach to Beethoven as a golden age. The earliest reference to "classical music" recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from about 1836. European music is largely distinguished from many other non-European and popular musical forms by its system of staff notation, in use since about the 16th century. Western staff notation is used by composers to prescribe to the performer the pitch, speed, meter, individual rhythms and exact execution of a piece of music. This leaves less room for practices such as improvisation and ad libitum ornamentation, that are frequently heard in non-European art music (compare Indian classical music and Japanese traditional music) and popular music.
Dance music • Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music. • The main features of the dance songs are catchy tunes and simple lyrics.
Hip-Hop • Hip hop or Hip-Hop is an artistic culture that originated in urban communities during the 1970s in New York City. The phrase hip hop is a combination two separate slang terms—"hip", used as African American English (AAE) as early as 1898, meaning current or in the know, and "hop", for the hopping movement. Beatbox Funk Rap Genres of hip – hop.
Conclusion • It’s wonderful to live in the world of music, feel its numerous shades. The man, who has a rich inner world and understands music very well, is really the happiest man in the world.