Classification of Music Essay

1134 Words Feb 7th, 2012 5 Pages
The Division/Classification Essay
Essentially, a comic book is a graphic, animated, colorful booklet, which could be black and white as well, and it also tells a story. (“Types of Comic Books). As crazy as it may seem, music videos also have the same characteristics. If you think about it, music videos can be very graphic, animated, colorful or black and white, and they tell a story also. Music videos can be divided into three major genres according to the mood, style, and the fanzines, which usually refer to- essentially if you break it down-fans. (“Types of Comic Books).
The most known type of music videos is hip-hop videos. Hip-hop videos are the most popular simply because they are looked down upon the worst, or the most talked about.
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The music video “Invented Sex” sung by Trey Songz is clearly about sex so however sex makes you feel, that’s how you would feel about this video. Then there’s the song “Please Don’t Go” by Tank which exerts the pain of losing a loved one. R & b music videos, as you can see, can exert many different moods.
The style of r & b is for the most part very smooth, sensual, and soulful. It gives people a piece of mind. Rhythm and blues styles have changed a lot over the years but it continues to be the most popular songs at weddings. As for r & b videos, they usually involve only two people, a man and a woman. Most of the time in r & b videos the two people involved are having a wedding, fighting, or making love. Most r & b fans are older married couples who know what real love and hurt is all about. The true fans understand what the singer is trying to portray in the video, probably because it looks similar to a situation they have been in before.
The last type of music video is gospel videos. Everyone should agree that there is something about gospel music videos that just makes you get up and dance or just cry out to God. The mood of gospel music videos is very dynamic. They can be sad, as if you know you’ve done something wrong and you just want to cry out to God and apologize for it, or they can make you really happy and excited that you know God. Gospel music videos that make you happy just make you want to praise God for all that he’s done in your life. Not…