Sunday, October 23, 2011

Country music

Country music is a popular American style that began in the Southern United states  in the 1920s.
The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music. The term country music is used today to describe many style and subgenres.
Harlan Howard stated "Country music is three chords and the truth."
Famous character :
. Venin Dalhart
. Roy Acuff
. Red Foley
. Jhonny Cash
. jim Reeves
. Willie nelson 

Modern country famous character :
. Miley Cyrus
. Taylor swift

Characteristic :
. Chord progression : Mostly I - IV - I - V(7) - I  
. Melody: Very catchy simple melodies - easy so people can sing along
. Lyrics: Usualy about failed loves, deep loves, travelling, loneliness, etc. in the form af a letter or as if you are talking to someone directly.

. Instrumentation: Mostly includes vocals, guitar, drums, bass, madolin, harmonica, banjo, dobro, and other folk instruments, 

. Vocals : Often harmonized especially at the chorus. Mostly, you will find it is harmonized with a 3rd either above or under melody.

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