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Music across the world


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A small powerpoint presentation that contains some youtube videos to show different styles of cover music

A small powerpoint presentation that contains some youtube videos to show different styles of cover music

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  • 1. A Brief Lesson on Music By: Matthew
  • 2. What is music? • Music is a style of art that uses our sense of hearing to appreciate and critique its elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony
  • 3. IMPORTANT!!! • Please rememeber that music can be interpreted in different ways. What one may find annoying, another may consider it gold. Please respect everyone’s opinions about their musical choices!!!
  • 4. Musical Genres
  • 5. A Brief History of Music • Music has evolved throughout time, evolving to suit the new generation and new ideas that appeared. •
  • 6. Instrument Families • Woodwinds • Brass • Percussion • Strings
  • 7. • USA = Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Country, Hip Hop, Rock • Europe = Classical • Asia = oriental, J-Pop, J-Rock, • South America = Latino, Salsa, Reggae Country origins of certain Genres
  • 8. Unique Genres • Cover album = a performance or recording of a contemporary or previously recorded, commercially released song, usually done by someone other than the original artist • Four unique sub-categories = regular cover, instrumental, acoustic, and acapella
  • 9. Regular Cover • Shows like Glee, the Voice, and American Idol are great examples of shows that do cover albums because the people on them sing songs that aren’t originally their own. Minor changes can be made to suit the singer, but usually none are made • Original Forget You by Celo Green • • Cover version •
  • 10. Instrumental • The song is played without any vocal accompaniment • Original Yakety Yak • h0&feature=share&list=TLoCy0r3FIpECno_GF- 2fNYmTBcmaov6xK • Instrumental cover •
  • 11. Acoustic Cover • An acoustic cover means the song is played without any electronical instruments, sometimes completely changing how the song sounds • Original Gangnam Style • • Acoustic Version •
  • 12. Acapella Covers • Acapella covers are when people only use their voices to sing and make instrument noises, and is usually done in large groups • Original Somebody that I Used to Know • • Cover •
  • 13. Final Slide • This was just a brief look at music. We could spend hours more, but this was only an introduction. Now that you’ve learned a little, it’s time to go out to explore and make your own judgement about the music around you