In reality, pop music has been seminal to the empowerment of many belittle minorities and the creation of a more variegated culture. Instead of pointlessly demeaning pop music as being worthless or hackneyed, one should praise it for the plethora of changes it has brought to the United States. While it may not be able to evoke nostalgia of the foregone “good old days”, pop music is a moving force that constantly pushes against the fabric of the society, urging the public to accept new ideas or alter their point of view. Regardless of the vagaries in government, politics, or the economy, pop music has proven itself in the past half-century to be unstoppable in its ability to revolutionize the American culture. Perhaps best expressed by Sarah Churchwell, a Professor of American Literature at the University of London, pop music is so popular because “[it] provides not just the soundtracks to our lives...; it releases our emotion and helps us to articulate them”.
Rock Music has been around for a really long time but its history isn't so pretty, when it is looked into deeply. While some of the most famous artists have came out with some of the biggest hits in the world their past isn't so clean and neither is the origins of the music. Music throughout the years has moved us in many ways emotionally and maybe even physically, but Rock Music has its own unique timeline that we will look into in depth with its many subgenres, origins and many talented artists. The first question is what is Rock Music? Well, the meaning is quite complicated although usually rock music is accompanied by a strong beat and smooth rhythm and the pace of the song depends on the on the sub-genre.
While its effect on a population has been minimal, music has had various uses throughout history. From being part of ceremonies to voicing whole generations of people, music has been pushing the limit on what it can do in recent years. In the 90s/00s specifically, it was a leading force of change and acceptance in the United States towards the Latinx community. The music industry in the United States was changing with more and more foreign artists getting attention. Even though the change that comes from music might not be as radical, it is generally received well and able to influence a greater audience.
Throughout history, the art of music has been the expression and interpretation of sound. The interpretation of sound lead many artists to produce covers of other artists’ song and add their own twist to the lyrics or sound. An example of this production of music is Dolly Parton’s, “I Will Always Love You” and the cover rendition by Whitney Houston. Few people actually realized that it was not Houston who wrote the song, do to the song’s high popularity. The differences in the two pieces could have affected the popularity of the song, also the culture of their fan base varied greatly.
Music, alongside other things, illustrates what makes a culture special; it is an element of every culture that cannot be replaced. Alice-Ann Darrow (1993). in her article “The Role of Music in Deaf Culture” mentioned a quote by Hamm, nettle and Byrnside (1975) “there is no culture known to man no single civilization of the past that does not have its own body of music.” Every culture is represented by its own unique music, for each culture has its own different characteristics. People use music to express themselves and their surroundings creating unique melodies that belong only to their culture and signify it. For example, music in deaf culture is categorized into three types, music perception, music performance and therapeutic use of music.
In 1835, Henry Longfellow stated, “music is the universal language of mankind.” Music is incredible in its agility to provide an exorbitant array of sounds, sentiments, rhythms, and genres, and in its ability to illustrate the immense depth and emotion that words cannot express. Music has evolved immensely throughout the past thousand years and more, from its origins in the Medieval Period, beginning with the Gregorian Chant, progressing to the current cinematic, magical music created by great composers such as James Howard Newton among others. Throughout the centuries, music has found its way into the hearts of people in society, through its realistic depictions of life to escapist fantasy. When did music begin? The first musical
Consequently, narratives of traditional songs, which depict historical struggles of a nation, are now perceived more vividly than they ever have through music. The original meaning is not only retained, but also enhanced. Secondly, as was previously stated, folk music is made for people, by people. There has to be change to have development, and picking the right elements to transfer and adapt to a new genre does not mean the original is gone, just that it is being used as a building block for something better, that will resonate to more people throughout the world. After all, the essence will remain the same, and so will the trace back to the original, if people would be interested in knowing the origins and history behind these
Music is among the rare practices that battled through time, survived and evolved without losing a bit of its edge and power. Whoever and wherever we are, whatever genre we prefer, we all have that rhythm that’s making us full of happiness, we all have those lyrics that changed us forever and moved our senses. But unfortunately, music now days started changing people to the worst not the better. Singers, viewing music as a mean of criticism, pushed the limits of acceptable lyrics and started writing extremely violent and
In modern ages, we hear music almost every day on the radio, television or mobile phones. Music is organised sound with melodic, beat, rhythm and harmonic sense all in one. A composer brings all these factors together, as well as the artist’s musical background, culture or specific style A composer is a person who writes vocal or instrumental music pieces, or both. They bring together all the factors of music into an organised structure. Many composers