Different Types of popular music.

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Music is all around us. We all grew up listening to some type of music. No one can really determine when music began or which cultures had music first. There are stories of its origins that go back to ancient times. "Popular music is music produced for and sold to a broad audience."(1) The types of popular music we are going to look at are jazz, country-and-western music, rhythm-and-blues music (R&B), rock music, and rap, also know as hip-hop.(1) First, we will look at jazz. Jazz is a type of music that was first developed by African Americans around the first decade of the 20th century. (2) It is believed that jazz originated in New Orleans. The first ever recording of jazz was in the 1890's. (3) Jazz developed into different styles.…show more content…
The electric guitar is the instrument most associated with rock music. Another instrument is the electric bass guitar, which was introduced by Fender in 1951. (8) The drum set is used in rock music also. "Rock-and-roll guitarist Chuck Berry established a style of playing in the late 1950s that remains a great influence on rock music."(8) Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana are a few more rock musicians. One of my favorite rock groups is The Rolling Stones. "Closely connected with youth culture, rock music and musicians have helped to establish new fashions, forms of language, attitudes, and political views. However, rock music is no longer limited to an audience of teenagers, since many current listeners formed their musical tastes during the golden age of rock and roll. Similarly, while rock has historically encouraged new creative expressions, the innovations of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix have defined a tradition to which successive generations of musicians have repeatedly turned for inspiration."(8) A special day in the history of rock music was February 7, 1964; it was the day that a band called the Beatles that came from Liverpool, England to the United States. On February 11, 1964, the Beatles sang their first concert in the United States, at the Washington Coliseum. (12) The Beatles, one of the most popular rock and roll sensations in history, created frenzy in the U.S., as they became a model for rock and

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