Modern Japanese Music


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Modern Japanese Music

  1. 1. Modern Japanese Music By Erica Wykoff And Ashley Conese
  2. 2. Western Influence Liked • Elvis impersonations • Beatles  • Rolling Stones • American Jazz • American Pop • French Chansons • Latin Music from South America
  3. 3. Japanese Terms Aidoru(Idol) word used to describe pretty young woman next door singers who were treated like a product instead of a person. Gagaku(elegant Music) traditional court music. Ongaku-Music Kayokyoku- Pop music(westernized)
  4. 4. Bands Dir En Grey Genre: Rock/Metal Formed in 1997 #34 top band in Japan
  5. 5. An Cafe Bands Genre:Pop/Rock  Formed in 2003 3 Albums out so far.
  6. 6. J-Pop • Influenced by traditional music and folk music • Songs sound similar to American songs. • They take music from other places and turn it into their own. • quot;When you listen to some J-Pop songs, you may think 'oh, I have heard of these songs before..' And then you realized that you never listened to them before..quot; Quote from • J-Pop stand for Japanese Pop
  7. 7. J-Rock         • One of the most popular types of music in Japan •  Copied Psychedelic rock style-minus the drugs • J-Rock Stands for Japanese Rock. • Dir En Grey is considered J-Rock
  8. 8. A little Sampling of their music
  9. 9. Band's Attire  • Some males enjoy wearing clothes that in America that would be seen for females.  • Long hair is a must. • Outrageous Make-up for both boys and girls. <- That is a band of all males.
  10. 10. Music Festivals • They have music festivals similar to Warped Tour here. • Fuji Rock Festival is the biggest one you can find in Japan.
  11. 11. International Music Day • International Music Day is October 1st • It is referred to as quot;Tokyo Music Marathonquot; • Live music is performed all throughout Tokyo • Performers are called quot;Music Runnersquot; • All types of music is performed  • It is free for the public
  12. 12. Citations 22 May 2009 <>. quot;Japan Music Festivals - Fuji Rock | Summer Sonic :: Japan Visitor.quot; Japan travel guide hotel | flight | tourist information & resident travel guide :: Japan Visitor. 22 May 2009 <>. - info on JRock bands and news about Japanese rock music. 22 May 2009 <>. quot;Facts JPN-music.quot; UT Asian Studies Network Information Center (ASNIC). 22 May 2009 < >.