Indie Rock Indie rock is a genre of rock music. The meaning of ‘Indie rock’ is questioned by many musicians, fans and commentators. Some use the term Indie to represent/ describe any music produced by artists working within the independent record labels. Others understand Indie rock as a genre of rock music with a specific aesthetic, and care less about the context in which it is made. Many embrace both meanings. Indie rock artists are known for placing a premium on maintaining complete control of their music and careers, releasing albums on independent record labels and relying on touring. Instruments often used are keyboards and guitars. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =x50nU0a5l4s
Rock music is a genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the 1960s. The sound of rock often evolves around the sounds of the electric guitar. Along with the guitar or keyboards, saxophone and blues-style harmonica are sometimes used.
In the late 1960’s 1970’s rock music developed subgenres. When it was blended with folk music, with blues to create blues rock and also with jazz to create jazz rock fusion.
Heavy metal (often just called metal) is genre of rock music that developed in the 1960’s 1970’s largely in the united Kingdom and the unites states. The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences.
Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American. The word " jazz " (in early years also spelled "jass") began as a West Coast slang term and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915.
Hip hop music is a musical genre that developed as part of hip hop culture and is defined by four key stylistic elements: Rapping, DJing/ Scratching, sampling and beatboxing. Hip hop began in the South Bronx in New York City in the 1970’s . The term rap is often used with hip hop but hip hop denotes the practices of a entire subculture.
The roots of hip hop is found in African-America music and ultimately African music
Rhythm & blues often called R & B is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940’s . The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominately to urban African Americans at a time when ‘Urban’ rocking , jazz based music was becoming very popular.
The term has had a number of shifts in the meaning. In the early 1950s and beyond, the term rhythm and blues was frequently applied to blues records .
Pop music is usually understood to be a commercially recorded music, usually consisting of relatively short, simple love songs. Pop music has absorbed influences from most other forms of popular music, but as a genre is particularly associated with the rock and roll and later on rock style.
Since the mid- 1950's pop music has usually been identified as the music and the musical styles that are accessible to the widest audience. This means the music that sells the most copies, draws the largest concert audiences, and is played most often on the radio. Although pop music continues to be a melting pot of styles, there is a genre of pop music that claims to be pop music in its purest form.
It originated in the mid 1980’s. Emo is a style of rock music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics.
Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s with the platinum-selling success of Jimmy Eat World . In addition to music, " Emo" is often used more generally to signify a particular relationship between fans and artists, and to describe related aspects of fashion, culture, and behaviour.
Classical music is the art music produced in traditions of western liturgical. The term ‘ Classical ’ did not appear until the early 19 century The earliest reference to "classical music" recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary is from about 1836.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music.
Rapping refers to ‘spoken rhyming lyrics’. Rapping is a primary ingredient in hip hop music. Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century, and specifically meaning "to say" since the 18th.
Rap etymologically means "fast read" or "spoke fast".