MUSICAL GENRES
Music of our Generation
20TH
CENTURY
CULTURE
 *Because of increasing numbers, this caused
people to move to urban and suburban
environments.
 Provided more choices
...
RHYTHM
AND
BLUES
(R & B)
 1950s and 1960s
 Popular music of African
Americans that became “soul ”
or “funk” in the 1970s
 Vocal melody, strong r...
Top R&B Artists
James Brown
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gaye Otis ReddingStevie Wonder
Gladys Knight
&
The Pips
The
Drifters
Et...
ROCK-N-
ROLL
New musical influence due to
southern African American’s
moving to northern cities
1955 Rock & Roll emerged with
Billy H...
1960s became more amplified and
electrified
Instruments:
Electric guitar, bass guitar, drums,
keyboard instruments
subgenr...
MODERN
ROCK!
Some classical composers are weaving
elements of rock into classical works and
vice versa
Today rock music sometimes suf...
ROCK ARTISTS/BANDS
 Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley
 Surf Music: The Beach Boys
 British Invasion: The Beatles
 Blues Roc...
Rap
 Invented by African
American youth in the
Bronx, NYC
 “talky form of ‘singing’
that often reports on the
harsh realitie...
RAP TODAY
 A.k.a. Hip Hop
 Rap can be improvised
 Language of ordinary young
people living in
urban culture
 *Performe...
RAP ARTISTS AND SONGS
 MC Hammer: “Can’t Touch This”
 One of the first hip hop hits
 Snoop Dogg
 Dr. Dre
 Eminem
 Ka...
CREATE
YOUR
OWN
RAP!
Groups of 4
Clean Lyrics
Daily life at WOHS
WOHS sports,
extracurricular
activity, class, tests,
...
COUNTR
Y
 Began in 1920s
 Roots from Folk tradition
 Fiddle music
 Become very popular
 with city dwellers and
 people from t...
 Vernon Dalhart—first
country singer with
nationwide hit: “Wreck
of the Old `97” in 1924
 Jimmie Rodgers—
”Father of Cou...
OP
 1920s—songs known as
“having popular appeal”
 Usually short simple
love songs
 Commercially recorded
 Technological i...
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  1. 1. MUSICAL GENRES Music of our Generation
  2. 2. 20TH CENTURY CULTURE
  3. 3.  *Because of increasing numbers, this caused people to move to urban and suburban environments.  Provided more choices  *Urbanization—the development of a culture that is the result of the crowding and intensity of a city lifestyle. Diverse and sometimes unruly culture  Mix of different genres
  4. 4. RHYTHM AND BLUES (R & B)
  5. 5.  1950s and 1960s  Popular music of African Americans that became “soul ” or “funk” in the 1970s  Vocal melody, strong rhythmic backbeat, rhythm section which consisted of drum set, bass, keyboard, and or electric guitar  Lyrics often followed “pop” style  1980s newer style of R&B developed: Contemporary R&B.  Combines elements of hip hop, R&B, and soul music.  Example: Stevie Wonder
  6. 6. Top R&B Artists James Brown Aretha Franklin Marvin Gaye Otis ReddingStevie Wonder Gladys Knight & The Pips The Drifters Etta James
  7. 7. ROCK-N- ROLL
  8. 8. New musical influence due to southern African American’s moving to northern cities 1955 Rock & Roll emerged with Billy Haley’s recording of “Rock Around the Clock”
  9. 9. 1960s became more amplified and electrified Instruments: Electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard instruments subgenres of Rock: hard rock, soul rock, punk, heavy metal, new wave, syntho-rock, jazz-rock fusion, and grunge rock
  10. 10. MODERN ROCK!
  11. 11. Some classical composers are weaving elements of rock into classical works and vice versa Today rock music sometimes suffers from other musicians trying to copy what has been invented before. The use of synthesizers has been added Subgenres added—soft rock, glam rock, progressive rock (added in the 1970s) Rock Band: lead singer, electric guitarist, drummer, bass guitarist
  12. 12. ROCK ARTISTS/BANDS  Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley  Surf Music: The Beach Boys  British Invasion: The Beatles  Blues Rock: Eric Clapton  Folk Rock: Bob Dylan  Psychedelic Rock: Jimi Hendrix  Progressive Rock: Yes  Hard Rock: Led Zeppelin  Christian Rock: Stryper  Punk Rock: The Clash  Alternative Rock: R.E.M  Grunge: Nirvana  Pop Punk: Green Day  Indie Rock: The Pavement  Rap Metal: Linkin Park
  13. 13. Rap
  14. 14.  Invented by African American youth in the Bronx, NYC  “talky form of ‘singing’ that often reports on the harsh realities of urban America”  Lyrics have been described as obscene and socially irresponsible.  First piece of rap music that was declared obscene in US district court: “As Nasty as They Wanna Be” by 2 Live Crew  This lead to major controversy and even imprisonment  Aggressive rebellious,  confrontational lyrics
  15. 15. RAP TODAY  A.k.a. Hip Hop  Rap can be improvised  Language of ordinary young people living in urban culture  *Performed a capella (without music) or to a beat
  16. 16. RAP ARTISTS AND SONGS  MC Hammer: “Can’t Touch This”  One of the first hip hop hits  Snoop Dogg  Dr. Dre  Eminem  Kanye West
  17. 17. CREATE YOUR OWN RAP! Groups of 4 Clean Lyrics Daily life at WOHS WOHS sports, extracurricular activity, class, tests, etc.
  18. 18. COUNTR Y
  19. 19.  Began in 1920s  Roots from Folk tradition  Fiddle music  Become very popular  with city dwellers and  people from the country *Instruments characteristic of sound: steel guitar, Guitar, fiddle Songs about the less complex and simpler life which many city dwellers want Nashville—famous for country music Grande Old Opry Types: Cowboy music, urban country, western swing, honky tonk music
  20. 20.  Vernon Dalhart—first country singer with nationwide hit: “Wreck of the Old `97” in 1924  Jimmie Rodgers— ”Father of Country Music”, first very successful recording artist  Garth Brooks--the most popular country music artist  Rascal Flats  Reba McIntyre  Keith Urban COUNTRY ARTISTS
  21. 21. OP
  22. 22.  1920s—songs known as “having popular appeal”  Usually short simple love songs  Commercially recorded  Technological innovations  Often considered to be a softer alternative to Rock and Roll  *Types  Bubblegum pop, Christian pop, Dance- pop, Teen pop, Traditional pop

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