Pop music powerpoint
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pop music powerpoint
David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as
"a body of music which is distinguishable from popular,
jazz, and folk music". According to Pete Seeger, pop
music is "professional music which draws upon both folk
music and fine arts music".[Although pop music is often
seen as oriented towards the singles charts it is not the
sum of all chart music, which has always contained
songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz,
rock, and novelty songs, while pop music as a genre is
usually seen as existing and developing separately. Thus
"pop music" may be used to describe a distinct genre,
aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a
softer alternative to rock and roll.
the term ‘pop’ was first recorded as
being used in 1926 – because this genre
of music had a popular feel.
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 and hillbilly music.
Michael Jackson is influential in the pop
Pop music has been dominated by the
American and (from the mid-1960s) British
music industries, whose influence has made
pop music something of an international
monoculture, but most regions and countries
have their own form of pop music, sometimes
producing local versions of wider trends, and
lending them local characteristics. Some of
these trends (for example Europop) have had
a significant impact of the development of the
Aim of appealing to general audiences – rather than appealing to
particular sub-culture or ideology.
an emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities
an emphasis on recording, production, and technology, over live
tendency to reflect existing trends rather than progressive
much pop music is intended to encourage dancing, or it uses
dance-oriented beats or rhythms
The main medium of pop is the song. Length of song – often 2.30 – 4
minutes in length. With a consistent and noticeable rhythmic element,
mainstream sound with a simple structure.
The beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic
accompaniment. The lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on
simple themes – often love and romantic relationships – although there
are notable exceptions.
Some critics. Social commentators and music industry
Give indication that modern pop is declining – which
has been recognised in warning sales, public opinion
polls, time studies and declining concert attendance.
research shows that pop songs are becoming more
similar—that is they are tending to sound the same—
and "that the number of chords and different
melodies has gone down", as musicians have
become less adventuresome in their song writing.