Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pop music

Pop music is the abbreviation of Popular Music 

Pop music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes. Hatch and Millward define pop music as "a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, jazz and folk musics"

In popular music, the songs are variety which mean it is include the classical music, jazz music, rock music, and novelty songs. 

The term "pop song," is first recorded as being used in 1926 in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country, blues, hillbilly and music. Throughout its development, pop music has absorbed influences from most other genres of popular music

The characteristics of Pop music are : 

- An aim of appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology
- An emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities
- An emphasis on recording, production, and technology, over live performance
- A tendency to reflect existing trends rather than progressive developments
- Much pop music is intended to encourage dancing, or it uses dance-oriented beats or rhythms

The main part of pop music is the song, it is often between two and a half and three and a half minutes in length, generally marked by a consistent and noticeable rhythmic element, a mainstream style and a simple traditional structure. 

Instrument that are use :

- Vocals
- Electric guitar
- Bass guitar 
- Drums
- Keyboards
- Acoustic guitar
- Piano
- Synthesizer
- Drum machine
- Sequencer
- Sampler 
- And other

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