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Music Genres Through the Decades.
Transcript of Music Genres Through the Decades.
History of Jazz
Verity (2013) describes the style changes throughout Jazz history as:
Ideal dance music, lively rhythms;
Early Jazz (Early 1900’s)
Brass bands and improvisation;
the Big Band era;
Bebop (Post WWII)
Fast, innovative and individualised; and
Post bebop (to present day)
modern jazz era where anything goes!
About RnB music by Lesley Henton ehow, Contributor 1999-2013, Demand Media, www.ehow.com/about_5097616_rb-music.html
Cheri media group 2008, Roughstock country music, viewed 5th September 2013 <http://www.roughstock.com/history/>
Complete Music for Life 2013, More Information About Pop Music, Complete Music for Life, viewed 4 September 2013, <http://completemusicforlife.com/more-information-about-pop-music/>
Digital dream door 2004, 100 greatest country artists, viewed 4th Septemeber 2013 <http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_country/best_countryartists.html>
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History of RnB, by admin in Genres Music History, 28 August 2013, genresmusic.com/history-of-rb.html
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Wikipedia 2013, viewed 6th September 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music
The information in this presentation has been sourced from credible websites based on the currency of information; validation of the information through cross-referencing; author reputability; and the provision of credible references within the site. While the the information aims to be factual, the nature of the topic of Music Genres allows for some representation of opinion from the authors of the sources used, particularly concerning trendsetting artists.
History of Pop
Shine Music (2013) states that pop is abbreviated from “popular”.
The term “pop music” was first used in 1926 to describe music that has mass appeal. This music is commercially produced, and so is most favoured by the public (Palande 2012).
Pop music is not a distinct genre, incorporating many other styles of music. It is continually evolving to reflect the musical patterns of the time with lyrics often influenced by current events (Complete Music for Life 2013).
(Complete Music for Life 2013)
Evolution of Pop
Palande (2013) discusses the key decades of pop music:
1950s: Introduction of television establishes the visual presence of pop stars facilitating their popularity.
1960s: Introduction of inexpensive portable transistor radios allows teenagers to take music with them.
1980s: Artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna are regulars on MTV. Their catchy music is further popularised by innovations such as microphone, multi-track recording and digital sampling. The advent of music videos adds to their strong visual appeal.
Pop music is the music that appeals most to the public so hits of the time played heavily on mainstream radios (Lamb 2013).
Pop music charts were first recorded in 1952 to showcase the most popular songs and artists at regular intervals. Currently, Western charts are dominated by American artists (Palande 2013).
Jazz music was introduced over 100 years ago by African-American slave communities in Southern United States. Influenced by traditional African music, Jazz introduced innovation and improvisation to traditional music styles and encourages musicians to interpret the music and be spontaneous (Wikipedia, 2013)
Sadly, Jazz audiences are steadily declining due to aging audiences, fewer festivals and fading outlets (Farnbauch, C 2010)
Like to support the advancement of Jazz music? Go to http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/jai/
Frater (2010) included these trendsetters in his top 15 of all time -
- “Satchmo” or “Pops” is recognized as one of the greatest musicians of all time; an original ‘scat’ performer during the Early Jazz period;
- “Lady Day” was famous for her intense and powerful singing style during the Swing era;
– a brilliant trumpet player, singer, composer and bandleader, Gillespie helped develop bebop, modern jazz and Afro-Cuban Jazz: and
– known for staying ahead of trends and developing new styles in the era of modern Jazz
It's interesting to look at different music genres, their history, style changes over the years, trendsetting artists for those genres, and their popularity. Enjoy our snapshot of Jazz, Pop, Classical, Country and RnB!
Music greatly influences our lives as we can relax, enjoy and maybe even relate our own lives while we listen to music. Jazz, Country, Pop, Classical and RnB are genres of music that people have enjoyed listening to for many decades and will continue to do so for many years into the future.
We've given you plenty of information about the history, style changes, artists and the popularity of these music genres.
We hope you enjoyed the presentation. Thanks for viewing!
Country music originated in the rural regions of southern United States. It gets its roots from folk and western styles of music however moved into its own genre in the early 1920s.
It is common to hear instruments such as guitars, violin, banjo and the harmonica (Wikipedia 2013)
History of Country music
Amoungst Digital Dream Doors (2004) top 100 country Music artists are:
History of RnB
RnB music originated in the 1940s. The proper term for RnB is Rhythm and Blues. Early RnB was centered in Atlanta, where live RnB acts were popular. This genre of music was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans at a time when urbane, rocking jazz based music with a heavy insistent beat was becoming popular.The phrase Rhythm and Blues was coined in 1949 by Jerry Wexler of Billboard Magazines to describe a number of related music styles created by and for African Americans.(Wikipedia, 2013)
The term of RnB music has had a continuous change in meaning over time.In the early 1950s RnB music applied to Blues record.Mid 1950s this style of music contributed to the development of Rock and Roll, the term "RnB" became used to refer to music styles that developed from an incorporated Electric Blues, as well as Gospel and Soul music.In the 1970s Disco was added to the RnB category as was Funk. A decade later, Pop music was added to the genre.Once it reached the 1990 artists like Levert and Keith Sweat were taking love songs in the RnB genre to another level.Classic Soul and vocal harmonies were being popularised by Mariah Carey, TLC and R.Kelly. Today, RnB music includes New Jack Swing, Hip-Hop and Neo- Soul.(Genres Music 2013)
RnB music is one of the most popular genres of music today.RnB has had a strong impact on American culture for African Americans and other Americans without African backgrounds. The genre has influenced other types of music such as Rock and Roll. Other categories that have been influenced by RnB music include dancing, fashion, language and attitudes. It is not only Americans that enjoy this genre of music in our current society today,people around the world are producing RnB style music in their own languages to keep up with the trend of this genre.(Lesley Henton 1999-2013)
Country music gained its popularity for the first time in the 1940s. Since then trends have changed and we have seen different genres hit the top of the music charts. Although it has not been popular for many of the decades between then and now we have recently seen Country music creep back to the top of the charts (Harris Decker, 2010)
Country music style has changed over time through the rise of different artists adding their own subtle twists on the genre. In the 1930’s the Western swing style became enormously popular. In the late 1940’s the style shifted to what is known as ‘honky tonk’. In the 1950’s Country music mixed with the pop style became known as the Nashville sound. During the 1960’s and 70’s the genre moved back to its more traditional roots. Shifting back to the pop culture theme in the 1980’s, Dolly Parton helped increase the popularity of Country music. Recently young artists such as Taylor Swift have revived this theme of pop country (Cheri media group, 2008)
Evolution of Classical Music
The Medieval period (1100 to about 1450)
Clear single vocal lines used to convey the words of meaning from sacred texts.
The Renaissance (1450 - 1600)
In this era composers were employed and conveyed their art of music only for the ears and use of the employer.
The Baroque (1600 - 1750)
Choral forms and instrumental forms such as the Concerto and Sonata appeared.
The Classical Era (1750 - 1810)
The second half of the 18th century, when composers wrote in a formal, elegant style.
The Romantic Era (1810 - 1910)
The main ingredient of romantic music is feeling and emotion.
History of Classical Music
The term Classical Music refers to a western musical tradition that has been around since the 11th century. To this present day it is still listened too. Around the world Classical music is 'Art'.
Pieces written 300 years ago are still sought after today, but it seems like this is simply proof of the timeless quality of classical music in the emotional and intellectual expression that classical pieces capture. Turn on the TV or watch a movie - chances are you'll hear at least one famous classical piece in a commercial or a soundtrack.
Famous Classical Composers
-Ludwig Van Beethoven
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
-Johann Sebastian Bach
-Winter Antonio Vivaldi