Pop music was originated the 1950s, and was derived from rock and roll. As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nevertheless, there are core elements which define pop. Such include short to medium-length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks. Popular music consists of sub-genre which is rock music, Rhythm and Blues(R&B) music and hip hop music. All of the sub-genres make pop music more interests for this century.
Rootless voicing is the voicing that most of the pianists use today. Art Tatum, Errol Garner, and Ahmad Jamal occasionally played these non-root position chords, and by the mid 1950s, Red Garland was playing them often. Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly then developed them further. Before that most bebop pianists followed Bud Powell’s lead, playing shell voicing (mark Levine book pg41), and Bill Evans started to use rootless voicing and he developed it further. Rootless voicing are closely associated with Bill Evans and also known as Bill Evans voicing.
He made it so popular and universal that it passes through the years and the fashions until now without us figuring out. Scat singing is a vocal jazz style that consists of improvising a song made of senseless syllables or wordless vocables. Also, it follows a tune (improvised or not), usually over an instrumental background. All these elements turn scat singing into a very difficult technique. In order to master it, it is necessary to have excellent musical skills and
The Beatles were a British rock and roll group in the 1960's they have been called the most influential rock group ever. The members of the band were John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England in the early 1960's. After an impressive decade The Beatles broke up and they all found success in their solo careers. The Beatles break up was part of many problems but the main problem was that they were no longer enjoying being The Beatles.
and the U.S. and shot him straight to stardom was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It included the songs “Candle in the Wind” (written about Marilyn Monroe), “Bennie and the Jets” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Forming His Own Record Label In 1974 he formed his own record label The Rocket Record Company. That same year John collaborated with John Lennon, who appeared on Elton John’s single cover of The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. Elton John was featured on Lennon’s song “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” on Lennon’s album Walls and Bridges.
Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century. Most people think Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but that’s not how they started. Fleetwood didn’t start as a rock and roll band, they actually started as a blues band (Lowe, 2004). They were originally a blues
History of the Guitar The popularity of the guitar in today music society and culture, many would consider that it is a relatively new instrument in the music spectrum only developing in the past two hundred years. However, research has shown that the guitar, or the guitars found fathers, have been in existence since Renaissance period. The vihuela was a generic term coined over the string instrument as far back as medieval times. There were three division over that way the instrument was play, therefore each had a specific name: ‘vihuela de arco (a bowed form), vihuela de peῆola (played with a plectrum) and vihuela de mano (plucked with the fingers)’ (Turnbull, H, 1991. pg 5) This, in turn, highlights the different styles of playing that
He has composed 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 16 string quartets, 32 piano sonatas and some chamber works and choral music in his life. He lost his hearing due to suffering from a severe form of tinnitus (a ringing sound appeared in his ear made him difficult to listen) by his age of 26. Yet, his composing life did not come to a stop, he has composed lots of prominent works like Symphony no.9. He lived in Vienna until his death. Beethoven’s works can be divided into three periods, Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) belongs to his early period.
Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers.
His music was quite an influence towards many new songs! Percy Grainger was a composer, that didn’t have the best early life, but had many experiences in many countries! His father, and mother weren’t the best, but he had em’. He was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 8, 1882 to John Grainger and Rose Annie Aldridge. His mom and dad divorced around the young age of 7!