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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.
6th Aug '10 2:19:48 AM berr
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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (indeed, there are many 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.
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'''Folk''' - Often confused with country (indeed, (although there are many 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. difficult. Generally but not exclusively acoustic; Singer-songwriters often fall into this category.
6th Aug '10 2:17:22 AM berr
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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 flat out anarchist) nature. It's hard to define what, exactly, defines Punk music (and due to the FanDumb nature of 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. With a [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth focus on simplicity]], it also became known for its fairly irreverent lyrics and themes, often of a rebellious (sometimes flat out anarchist) [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchist]]) nature. It's hard to define what, exactly, defines Punk music (and due to the FanDumb nature of [[BrokenBase many factions factions]] of its subculture, expect plenty of debate).
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