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8th Jun '16 11:29:17 AM KimiFW
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'''Punk''' - Punk music originated as a response to what was considered to be a stagnation of rock music in the early 70s. With a [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth focus on simplicity]], it also became known for its fairly irreverent lyrics and themes, often of a rebellious (sometimes [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchist]]) nature. It's hard to define what, exactly, defines Punk music (and due to the [[BrokenBase many factions]] of its subculture, expect plenty of debate).

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'''Punk''' - Punk music originated as a response to what was considered to be a stagnation of rock music in the early 70s.'70s. With a [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth focus on simplicity]], it also became known for its fairly irreverent lyrics and themes, often of a rebellious (sometimes [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchist]]) nature. It's hard to define what, exactly, defines Punk music (and due to the [[BrokenBase many factions]] of its subculture, expect plenty of debate).



'''Metal''' - Heavy metal had a fairly gradual evolution before it became its own definable genre in the early 70s. Music/BlackSabbath is usually credited with being the first popular band to fit squarely in the genre, but other bands such as Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueOysterCult have often been cited as originators. The term "heavy metal" itself comes from Music/{{Steppenwolf}} (although their music is not quite what people consider to actually be "heavy metal"). Heavy metal's trademarks are a highly distorted sound and focus on themes of "power" and "darkness" (to be really broad).

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'''Metal''' - Heavy metal had a fairly gradual evolution before it became its own definable genre in the early 70s.'70s. Music/BlackSabbath is usually credited with being the first popular band to fit squarely in the genre, but other bands such as Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueOysterCult have often been cited as originators. The term "heavy metal" itself comes from Music/{{Steppenwolf}} (although their music is not quite what people consider to actually be "heavy metal"). Heavy metal's trademarks are a highly distorted sound and focus on themes of "power" and "darkness" (to be really broad).



'''Country''' - A genre dominated throughout most of it's history by [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth simple, three or four chord songs played on an acoustic guitar]], country grew from rural roots to become one of the top players in the American music industry. The music itself is mostly a blend of Blues and Folk, with heavy emphasis on lyrics and vocal melody. It's often accompanied by several other instruments, including slide guitar, upright bass, and piano, but many modern artists choose to eschew these for the slicker sounds of electric instruments. Country music has experienced multiple backlashes due to a perceived watering down of the music by an expanding industry based mostly in Nashville, TN. The dichotomy continues today, with many country and country rock groups choosing to distance themselves from the radio-centric pop sounds of industry supported artists.

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'''Country''' - A genre dominated throughout most of it's its history by [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth simple, three or four chord songs played on an acoustic guitar]], country grew from rural roots to become one of the top players in the American music industry. The music itself is mostly a blend of Blues and Folk, with heavy emphasis on lyrics and vocal melody. It's often accompanied by several other instruments, including slide guitar, upright bass, and piano, but many modern artists choose to eschew these for the slicker sounds of electric instruments. Country music has experienced multiple backlashes due to a perceived watering down of the music by an expanding industry based mostly in Nashville, TN. The dichotomy continues today, with many country and country rock groups choosing to distance themselves from the radio-centric pop sounds of industry supported artists.



'''Electronic Dance''' - Stylistically started by Disco, the modern form of this genre is sometimes colloquially referred to as "techno" (which is, itself, a subgenre). Electronic dance is relatively simplistic music, based on presenting an easy to dance to rhythm. Usually the product of composers with synthesizers (it's incredibly rare for there to be a whole band with dedicated instruments), it's almost never played completely live. Most of the time, it will just be prerecorded and "live" performances just involve a DJ with a large selection of samples that they might mix and match.

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'''Electronic Dance''' - Stylistically started by Disco, the modern form of this genre is sometimes colloquially referred to as "techno" (which is, itself, a subgenre). Electronic dance is relatively simplistic music, based on presenting an easy to dance to easy-to-dance-to rhythm. Usually the product of composers with synthesizers (it's incredibly rare for there to be a whole band with dedicated instruments), it's almost never played completely live. Most of the time, it will just be prerecorded and "live" performances just involve a DJ with a large selection of samples that they might mix and match.



'''Hip Hop''' - Urban music born in the late 70's, heavy on the beat, with the lyrics usually playing the main role. A Hip-Hop motif is a simple shorthand for a ghetto. Expect to see graffiti and people playing basketball.

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'''Hip Hop''' - Urban music born in the late 70's, '70s, heavy on the beat, with the lyrics usually playing the main role. A Hip-Hop motif is a simple shorthand for a ghetto. Expect to see graffiti and people playing basketball.



'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.

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'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable comparable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.
19th Apr '16 12:20:03 PM MasoTey
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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (although there are some overlaps), this is basically the genre of simplistic music from various instruments played by people without pretentious regard to musical structure. Folk has existed since pretty much the beginning of music and defining something as this genre can be really difficult. Generally but not exclusively acoustic; "singer-songwriters" are often considered folk.

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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (although there are some overlaps), this is basically the genre of simplistic simple music from various instruments played by people without pretentious regard to musical structure. Folk has existed since pretty much the beginning of music and defining something as this genre can be really difficult. Generally but not exclusively acoustic; "singer-songwriters" are often considered folk.
20th Mar '14 5:23:18 AM StFan
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27th Dec '13 1:49:12 PM JIKTV
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However, over time, certain trends of use have come up for genres of music. A GenreMotif is when a particular song is used not so much for its content, but instead for its genre. Unlike the other motifs (which are particular instrumental elements that may or may not be part of a larger piece), this refers to when the genre of the song itself (as opposed to the content) is used to invoke something. The content of the song is irrelevant to the fact that the song just simply IS that genre and we're expected to feel a certain way about a character or setting because of it. Often, this is part of an element in order to show someone as a member of a subculture.

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However, over time, certain trends of use have come up for genres of music. A GenreMotif Genre Motif is when a particular song is used not so much for its content, but instead for its genre. Unlike the other motifs (which are particular instrumental elements that may or may not be part of a larger piece), this refers to when the genre of the song itself (as opposed to the content) is used to invoke something. The content of the song is irrelevant to the fact that the song just simply IS that genre and we're expected to feel a certain way about a character or setting because of it. Often, this is part of an element in order to show someone as a member of a subculture.



'''Metal''' - Heavy metal had a fairly gradual evolution before it became its own definable genre in the early 70s. Black Sabbath is usually credited with being the first popular band to fit squarely in the genre, but other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Blue Oyster Cult have often been cited as originators. The term "heavy metal" itself comes from Steppenwolf (although their music is not quite what people consider to actually be "heavy metal"). Heavy metal's trademarks are a highly distorted sound and focus on themes of "power" and "darkness" (to be really broad).

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'''Metal''' - Heavy metal had a fairly gradual evolution before it became its own definable genre in the early 70s. Black Sabbath Music/BlackSabbath is usually credited with being the first popular band to fit squarely in the genre, but other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Blue Oyster Cult Music/BlueOysterCult have often been cited as originators. The term "heavy metal" itself comes from Steppenwolf Music/{{Steppenwolf}} (although their music is not quite what people consider to actually be "heavy metal"). Heavy metal's trademarks are a highly distorted sound and focus on themes of "power" and "darkness" (to be really broad).
2nd Mar '12 4:30:47 PM Girki
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'''Rock''' - The biggest modern genre of them all, a large number of genres can trace their root back to it. Drawing heavily from Blues music, this genre first came about in the mid-50s. Rock is a bit hard to define on an objective basis and because of that, it often just gets applied to any music with a guitar lead (or otherwise just sounds like it) that doesn't have a specific genre in mind. Rock is the origin of both Punk and Metal (amongst many other genres that haven't been as successful as those two).

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'''Rock''' - The biggest modern genre of them all, a large number of genres can trace their root back to it. Drawing heavily from Blues music, this genre first came about in the mid-50s. Rock is a bit hard to define on an objective basis and because of that, it often just gets applied to any music with a guitar lead (or otherwise just sounds like it) that doesn't have a specific genre in mind. Rock is the origin of both Punk and Metal (amongst many other genres that haven't been as successful as those two).
2nd Feb '12 3:51:49 PM LordGro
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'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''TheThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.

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'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''TheThreepennyOpera'' (''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.
2nd Dec '11 4:03:18 AM movie007
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14th Mar '11 12:58:49 AM PaulA
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'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''ThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.

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'''Showtunes''' - Show tunes are, simply put, songs from musicals. Generally they are derived from both classical and blues roots (''ThreepennyOpera'' (''TheThreepennyOpera'' was one of the first operas to use this type of music, as opposed to classical, and created a stir comprable to ''{{Hair}}'' in TheSeventies), although rock-influenced musicals are more common nowadays. Showtunes are something of a CyclicTrope -- they go to the more traditional music, and then someone shakes it up with contemporary music. Then, pop scores are in vogue for a while, until nostalgic songwriters long for the denser, more story-oriented music of conventional musical theatre.



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22nd Oct '10 9:55:58 AM LogicallyDashing
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However, over time, certain trends of use have come up for genres of music. A GenreMotif is when a particular song is used not so much for its content, but instead for its genre. It's meant to invoke character/setting development simply by . Unlike the other motifs (which are particular instrumental elements that may or may not be part of a larger piece), this refers to when the genre of the song itself (as opposed to the content) is used to invoke something. The content of the song is irrelevant to the fact that the song just simply IS that genre and we're expected to feel a certain way about a character or setting because of it. Often, this is part of an element in order to show someone as a member of a subculture.

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However, over time, certain trends of use have come up for genres of music. A GenreMotif is when a particular song is used not so much for its content, but instead for its genre. It's meant to invoke character/setting development simply by . Unlike the other motifs (which are particular instrumental elements that may or may not be part of a larger piece), this refers to when the genre of the song itself (as opposed to the content) is used to invoke something. The content of the song is irrelevant to the fact that the song just simply IS that genre and we're expected to feel a certain way about a character or setting because of it. Often, this is part of an element in order to show someone as a member of a subculture.
6th Aug '10 2:20:40 AM berr
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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (although there are some overlaps), this is basically the genre of simplistic music from various instruments played by people without pretentious regard to musical structure. Folk has existed since pretty much the beginning of music and defining something as this genre can be really difficult. Generally but not exclusively acoustic; Singer-songwriters often fall into this category.

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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (although there are some overlaps), this is basically the genre of simplistic music from various instruments played by people without pretentious regard to musical structure. Folk has existed since pretty much the beginning of music and defining something as this genre can be really difficult. Generally but not exclusively acoustic; Singer-songwriters "singer-songwriters" are often fall into this category.
considered folk.
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