Country

Country is a musical movement that originated in the southern and western states of the United States among the white population of rural areas. Song and dance compositions from the versatile European folklore became the creative basis for its formation.…

Blues

It’s music for the soul – melodic and sad, optimistic and rhythmic. “When Love Leaves, The Blues Remains”. The birthplace of the blues is the Mississippi River Delta, where the black slaves worked at the cotton fields, in the evenings…

Rhythm and Blues

Rhythm and blues originated from such areas as jazz and blues, popular in the 30s and 40s of the last century. The style was originally popular among African Americans. In fact, it was black American pop music, which is a…

Jazz

Jazz is a cultural phenomenon of the 20th century. Its origin and formation starts in the 1910s, in the southern United States. Jazz is gaining popularity and expanding its geography. The developed countries starts to show interest in it. The…

Chanson

It is not always easy to determine whether a song belongs to a particular style. The line between pop composition and chanson is very transparent. At the turn of the 19th century, and the following centuries, French cabaret singers included…

Electronic music

Any music, including electronic music, is based on the sound reproduced with the help of various musical instruments: both completely digital and electromechanical. Of course, sound production is not limited to them alone. There is also special equipment used to…

Rock music

Rock music is a special sociocultural phenomenon that appeared in the second half of the 20th century. Most experts agree in this opinion, which is explained by the appearance of not only a new musical direction, but also a whole…

A guide to modern music genres

Modern music is musical works mainly of the XX and XXI centuries, which, unlike classical works, are aimed at mass audience (as “mass product”). In a larger sense, this is a trend that appeared from the contradiction between the classics and…

Hip-hop

Hip-hop music, also called rap, is a popular genre that appeared in the United States. It was developed by the citizens of African and Latin American origin who lived in the poor areas of the Bronx in New York in…