Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Summary of Conventionsof Music Genres.

You can normally recognize a genre of music straight away by firstly the type of music (referring to the sound), the general emotion and feeling that the artist evokes in their fans and listeners. But also how they apply the typical conventions of the genre they fall into to their overall image and sound make it immediately distinctive and you can instantly see what genre of music the artist is representing...

 The typical Conventions that make a genre is :
- instruments used
-sound/tempo/volume/style of singing
-context/themes of songs
-appearance of the artist

Let's apply this to a few different types of genres:

Pop- Generally applies to teenagers; a bland watered down version of rock n roll with more rhythmic and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love but still very upbeat and over the top. Artist tend to wear modern stylish clothing featured over the top dramatic bright clothing. They normally express a vibe of being happy and content with life and this has an influence on their audience. The sound of the music is normally studio produced.


Rock-originating  in the 1950s; a blend of country and western with black rhythm and blues;rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock n roll. The song normally featured a heavy solo in the middle section, and the lyrics tend to be based around sex, love and drugs. They tend to wear leather and black clothing; something that isn't mainstream. The sound is normally created by the band itself featuring drums,bass etc.

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