Do You Know Where Your Favorite Music Genre Came From?
Music is something that everybody loves but we also have our own type of music that we listen to. Each week we spent at least 30 hours listening to our favorite music.
Music is very powerful. When we listen to music, it helps to lift our spirits, it provides us with great feelings of relief, and we have some tunes to sing along to when we want. We have different preferences when we listen to music. While we do enjoy listening to certain music genres, most of us have not really taken time to know where these types of music came from.
Here then is a short guide to the roots of your favorite genre. Here are 5 roots of the most popular music genres today.
The newest genre of music today is rap music. Its origins do not go far back but only some time in the 60s and 70s in New York. This relatively new music genre is now the most popular genre today. The beats per minute of this type of music is very high. It also has an equally fast manner of speech. With rhyming and wordplay, rap has become a very interesting music genre. Today you can find many popular rappers. Gangster rap, mumble rap, dirty rap, etc. are the offshoots of this type of music.
Rock music was the most popular before rap came. The sounds and rhythms of African music is the origins of rock music. Rock pioneers Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry used elements of blues, gospel, and soul music to give rock its signature sound in the 50s and 60s. The signature sound of rock music today, however, has changed from being centered on drums to being driven by guitar.
Another music genre is pop or popular music which is fun, upbeat music which appeals to a wide audience. Most pop songs are short, repetitive, and has a chorus.
Heavy metal is a very misunderstood genre. People take it to be loud, angry noise. But in reality its roots come from blues and jazz. To create the darker, heavier sound, these musicians use the tritone known as the devil’s chords. This music genre offers something for listeners of every type of music. There is heavy metal that includes scary theatrical coatings characteristic of disco and pop music. There are also metal styles that incorporate jazz fusion, classical, and rock elements.
Punk is the opposite of pop and rock. It is passionate guitar-driven music with fast beats per minute. It is intentionally off-putting and deliberately counter culture.