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Genre research

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    • POP- Singer/Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter This subgenre is very popular and dates back to the 1940’s where the subgenre was first recorded. In theory, this subgenre was established years before the 40’s. As poems would be presented as a song or chant, sometimes accompanied by a musical instrument, such as the harp.  There is a vast range of well known popular artists that wrote and performed their own lyrics from Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran.
    • Early stages… This genre intertwines with folk music, therefore then subgenre became more popular as town folk groups such as The Weavers began to write and perform their own music.
    • Singer/Songwriter origins The singer/songwriter genre started out as what the name suggests. They used to write songs for other artists to perform. This all changed during the 1960’s when the genre took off, with the Beatles and Bob Dylan.
    • Generic features of Singer/ Songwriters Singer/Songwriters have excellent song writing skills. For example, starting with Phil Collins right through to Take That’s Gary Barlow. They also have amazing performance ability. For example, Neil Diamond through to Jon Bon Jovi
    • Key Artists… Robert Johnson was famous for being an ‘early influence’ in the genre. It was known that Eric Clapton had credited Johnson for being an influence to the genre and music.
    • Key Artists… Famous singer/songwriters that were from the early stages of the genre include: Tom Jones, Kate Bush, Bonnie Tyler, Brian May, Billy Joel and Willie Nelson.
    • Key Artists…Nowadays This genre is becoming more and more popular. There are now many famous singer/songwriters. Newer Popular singer/songwriters include Adele, Ed Sheeran, Leona Lewis, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Gary Barlow.
    • Typical Instruments Most singer/songwriters are basic in the instruments they use. For example, the most popular instruments that are used are the guitar and keyboard.
    • Vocals The lyrics and vocals of songs that singer/songwriters produce mainly relate to things happening in the news. For example Billy Joel’s song, We Didn’t Start The Fire, relates and contains events that have happened in the news.