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Warming up MUSIC M………………… C................ O……………... J…… R…….. P................ S…….. S………… What words do you associate with the topic “Music”?
Warming up MUSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA JAZZ ROCK POP MUSIC SONGS SINGERS What words do you associate with the topic “Music”?
POP STYLES Blues is a traditional black American music. "Blue" means "sad", and many blues songs are about how hard life was for black people. Gospel religious music sang in churches in the southern USA. Rhythm and Blues is a music which sang by black workers in the USA moved from the farms to the Cities. They played the blues with electric guitars — this became "rhythm and blues". Country and Western is the music of poor white Americans in the 1930 and 1940s. It is still the most popular music in the southern USA. Many radio stations in the USA in the 1950s would not play "black" music. Elvis Presley was one of the first white singers to mix "rhythm and blues" and "country and western". The result was rock'n'roll. Soul is a mixture of "gospel" and "rhythm and blues". The most successful soul singers are probably Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
Heavy Metal is a style based on "rhythm and blues", but with the instru ments amplified so that they are extremely loud. Led Zeppelin was one of the first group to do this. Reggae started in Jamaica. It is a mixture of American styles "rhythm and blues". Bob Marley made it popular. In the 1980s, disc-jockeys in dance clubs began half singing and half talking over instrumental music — and "rap" music was born. House is a dance music based on very fast rhythms and modern elec tronic sounds. There are now various sub-styles of "house music", such as "techno pop", "trance" and "jungle".