How many music genres do you know?
Music has a very long history. If one genre is born, it will be derived from it and a new genre will be born, and if multiple genres are fused, it will be born again. And now there are over 1000 genres in the world. The so-called J-POP that is played in Japan actually contains various genres of music, but it will be difficult to hear and understand many of those genres unless you look around the world.
What determines the genre in the first place? The definition here is very vague, there are a lot of songs that you don’t understand what’s different when you listen to them, and the genres that you classify individually will change. However, in general, the instruments and compositions used rhythm and tempo, and melody. It is also divided according to the message of the lyrics and the way of performance.
Furthermore, when it comes to mass-market and commercial, it is difficult to divide one song into a specific genre because it is possible to incorporate multiple genres in various places while keeping mainline that the masses receive.
Here are some music genres that are familiar to many people
Originating in rock and roll in the United States, it has developed in the United States and the United Kingdom since the 1950s. Inspired by blues, country, folk, etc., 8 beats are mainly used for electric guitar.
- Folk song
Popular music established from American folk songs in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Contrary to rock, electric instruments are not used, and live instruments such as acoustic guitars, banjos, cajons, and djembe are used. Traditional music is sung and passed down rather than trendy or commercial music.
- Country music
Originated in the United States in the 1920s. Due to the influence of many movies, the image of Western movies and cowboys.
However, it is popular music that was popular in the American countryside because it was originally country = countryside.
Often compared to jazz, historic music originated in the southern United States in the 19th century. It is said to be music developed by black people who gained freedom after the liberation of slaves from the work song of the black slave period.
Characterized by 3 chords and melancholy lyrics.
- Soul music
Derived from black music gospel and blues from the 1950s. It is also a symbol of the period when the rhythm was changed to the song. It’s difficult to distinguish from R & B, but it’s popular music for the masses in the black music world.
There are more than 1000 music genres in the world. Only this is derived and fused and then eliminated. Music that has evolved over a long history. This repetition will continue in the future, and new genres will be born one after another, including digital music, which is now flourishing.