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Transcript of MUSIC
The singer/songwriter movement has its roots in the American folk revival of the 1940s and 50s. Singer/songwriters write and perform their own songs, often self-accompanied by piano or acoustic guitar. The lyrics are personal, sometimes political and the genre is associated with emotional honesty and spare instrumentation.
Bob Dylan will forever be associated with the singer/songwriter movement. With a career spanning over 50 years, his influence on popular music is unparalleled and he is the most influential songwriter of our time.
Joni Mitchell is the quintessential female singer/songwriter. Her early works consist of songs with deeply personal lyrics, self-accompanied by only an acoustic guitar or piano.
Acoustic guitar and piano are the main instruments used by singer/songwriters. This self-accompanied performance style contributes greatly to the way the music is understood and the listener often feels a personal connection.
Today’s singer/songwriters are rooted in the folk traditions of the early 60s but they are not afraid of Social Media, with many artists choosing to release their material via YouTube and iTunes.
Music is probably as old as mankind itself and plays a big part in many people’s daily life. Across many centuries of development in language, culture and creativity, music has significantly evolved in its different forms and styles. These styles include Gregorian chant, the Singer/Songwriter movement, Rock, Pop and Rhythm and Blues.
The lack of systematic notation of music during the early era of the Christian Church has made it difficult to determine the exact origins of Gregorian chant. According to Charlemagne (768-814), his father Pepin adopted the chant into the Frankish Kingdom, further developing the chant into a more systematic form of music notation.
Main contributors to the chant include Pope Gregory, the Great (590-604), who authorized and supported much of the establishment of the chant. Others, particularly Dom Prosper Guéranger (1833) and the Benedictine monks of Solesmes can be greatly attributed to its refinement.
Unlike other musical forms, the solitary instrument used in Gregorian chant is voice. However, in the cases where the choir or cantors require additional support, an organ may be softly and unobtrusively played.
Whilst polyphonic forms of music are commonly utilized in modern liturgy, the recent increase in interest of the chant's ability to make participants sense the majestic and glorious Divine Reality, has sparked a renewed popularity in its use.
Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and Whitney Houston were the most successful musicians in the 1980s and major contributors to pop music. Their videos appeared on music television (MTV) and reached a mass global audience. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album is the best-selling album of all time; it sold 110 million copies worldwide and still to this day he is referred to as the “King of Pop”.
Electric guitars, drums, bass and vocals are the commonly used instruments in pop music. Pop music is written with catchy tunes and repeated choruses.
Today’s pop music is continually evolving with the use of social media, which includes Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes.
Origins & Development
Origins & Development
Origins & Development
Whilst countless musical forms have undergone tremendous changes and development across many generations, music will always be an inherent and inseperable part of human expression.
Pop is the abbreviated term from the word “popular”. Pop music began in the 1950s during the
rock’n roll revolution.
After World War II, music was developing for a new generation. The first Top Twenty music charts was recorded after 1952 in America and aimed at the “teens”. The development of the television had also played a part in showcasing new artists and bands to a much larger audience.
By 1960, pop music’s major influence was the Beatles. By writing their own music, the Beatles set the standard for pop music. They dominated the charts in Britain and America from 1960 to 1970.
Origins & Development
R&B has changed many people's lives and has branched out to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Guitars, piano and drums have all been used to guide R&B to the future.
Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B or RnB, orginated from African-Americans in the late 1940’s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed mostly to urban African Americans.
The term has has had changes in it's meaning. In the early 1950s, the name "rhythms and blues" was known as R&B. Starting in the mid-1950s, theR&B had been used to refer to different music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was used as a known term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed,and was known as "Contemporary R&B".
Origins & Development
Rock music first rose to popularity in the United States in the 1950s, at a time when the country was greatly influenced by black and white musicians.
Rock music spread across to Europe and began to expand its popularity with the creation of an iconic English rock group which was self-titled the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band, the Rolling Stones. Rock music has been directly influenced by jazz, R&B, gospel, country and traditional folk music genres.
Frequently used instruments in Rock
are the electric guitar, drums, bass guitar,
synthesizers and keyboard.
This presentation was put together using a variety of online sources which were evaluated for their credibility using a five point checklist, including date stamp, references of sources, professional writing, author indentification and author qualifications and credentials.
The information source entitled, 'Abbey de Solesmes' can be noted for its high level of credibility because of the outstanding qualification of its authorship. The information was written by the monks accredited as one of this musical form's greatest contributors. Other sources, including the New Advent Encyclopedia, Adoremus Bulletin and the Gregorian Association were credible, but lacking in reference to any author qualification.
The information source “Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Volume 11: Performance and Production” has been evaluated as highly credible as all 5 evaluation criteria can be verified. Other credible sources include the website AllMusic.com, which is the largest music database of popular music in the world.
McMaster University Collection, (1413),
5070 - Music - Gregorian Chant
The first reference used was the website founded by the Shine Music school (http://www.shinemusic.com.au). This site is date stamped (2007 to 2014), and monitored by its teachers. This is an educational site that lists the contact details, names of the teachers with their qualifications listed and accompanied by their photos too. The site is professionally written and the authors identified making it a highly credible source.
Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Beyonce are the most successful major contributors to R&B. Their film clips and tours have been shown on the music channels such as: "mtv" and "V" and have been given MTV music awards, meanwhile Beyonce alone has sold over 100 million albums and mixed tapes worldwide.
The first reference used was ranbd.about.com, it was discovered by Mark Edward Nero. The website is useful and legitimist, stamped and approved. The website is about the history of R&B and what it represents to people back in the early 1990’s till this day. The authors credentials can be sourced online and validated.
The most influential Rock artist is Elvis Presley who has been titled the King of Rock, began his career in the early 60s and throughout the 70s; it has been estimated that the King has alone sold over one billion records.
Another great contribution to Rock have been the Rolling Stones, who began peforming around London in the early 60s as a young group of friends and who grew into a world famous Rock band. They have managed to stay popular over the past 50 years!
Rock music has influenced society from the early 1960s until today, it’s changed our culture and attitudes towards self-expression through the use of music. Rock is ever-changing, especially with the introduction to YouTube and other social networking sites like Instagram and Facebook.
The reference rock music – Encyclopaedia Britannica provides an in-depth professionally written material about rock music. The author Simon Frith Jr, validates the information as credible and educational. Other sources used were rockmusictimeline.com which was very informative and credible however, it did lack the information of the author which could authenticate the information.
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