UNIT 2
Musical Genre.
Genre: Definition.
• There are many types of music.
• We classify them according to their purpose.
• Depending on its purp...
Known as
“a capella”

Created
for human
the voice

Features
sung
words:
lyrics

Vocal Music
Pure Music:
It is not about
nothing out of
musical ideas.

Instrumental
music
Played by instruments.
Program Music:
Attemp...
Vocal and instrumental

Music formed of a combination
of the two previous genres.
Liturgical music:

Non-Liturgical
music:

Composed for
religious
ceremonies.

Compose and
performanced for
religious purpo...
Folk music.
Traditional music.
Unknown composer.
Popular music.
Non-religious music.

Light music.
Such as pop, rock…
Cult...
Functional music

• Backdrop to events.

Cinematographic
music

• Soundtrack.
• Reinforce the message of a film.

Theatre ...
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Musical Genres.

  1. 1. UNIT 2 Musical Genre.
  2. 2. Genre: Definition. • There are many types of music. • We classify them according to their purpose. • Depending on its purpose, a piece of music belongs to a category. • A genre category is formed of music which share the same chacracteristics.
  3. 3. Known as “a capella” Created for human the voice Features sung words: lyrics Vocal Music
  4. 4. Pure Music: It is not about nothing out of musical ideas. Instrumental music Played by instruments. Program Music: Attemps to narrate an extramusical idea.
  5. 5. Vocal and instrumental Music formed of a combination of the two previous genres.
  6. 6. Liturgical music: Non-Liturgical music: Composed for religious ceremonies. Compose and performanced for religious purpose. Religious purpose. Not part of liturgy. Religious music:
  7. 7. Folk music. Traditional music. Unknown composer. Popular music. Non-religious music. Light music. Such as pop, rock… Cultured music.
  8. 8. Functional music • Backdrop to events. Cinematographic music • Soundtrack. • Reinforce the message of a film. Theatre music • Stage music Advertisement music • Used for radio or TV ads.
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