The main directions in musicVanguard

The term is intended to describe the experimental music tradition. Code name the various currents of contemporary art, characterized by the search for new expressive means and forms. The roots of modern avagard – ideological and aesthetic approaches of modernist painter. during the early 20th century, As a rule, different manifestations of the avant-garde is in the “rim” of the aesthetic, political and social doctrines. In fact, avant-garde, always focused on “drugbust” and novelty can be regarded as a philosophy of action. Continue reading

Styles of music (part 2)Dance Music has a large number of forms, from disco to hip-hop. Although in the history of popular music happened a variety of mania and musical tastes, dance has emerged as a separate genre in the mid 70-ies. While the soul is turned into a disco – clubs fully favored the work of the dance style. In the late ‘ 70s, dance clubs played disco, but by the end of the decade, disco transformed in a number of different genres. All these genres have been collected under the term ‘the dance’, although between them are there clear differences between, for example, Dance-pop, hip-hop, house and techno, and many other subgenres. Them together with a common emphasis on rhythm is revealed in each dance of the subgenre – from Disco to house and Rave – everywhere prevails bits. Continue reading

Styles Of Jazz.Jazz – musical direction that began in the late 19th – the beginning of the 20th century in the United States. The emergence of it – it is the result of the intertwining of two cultures: African and European. This course will combine spirituals (religious songs) American blacks, African folk rhythms and European harmonious melody. It’s main features are: flexible rhythm, which is based on the principle of syncopation, the use of percussion instruments, improvisation, expressive manner of performance, different sound and dynamic tensions, sometimes to the point of ecstaticist. The original jazz was a combination of ragtime with elements of Blues. In fact it resulted from these two directions. A feature of the jazz in the first place is individual and unique game of virtuoso jazz and improvisation gives it a period of constant urgency. Continue reading

Russian musicRussian music of the 19th century: periods, styles, genres, schools

Russian music of the 19th century can be divided into two periods: before the advent of the great composer M. I. Glinka, that is, until about 1830-1840’s, and after.

Before the era of early romanticism . or do – Glinkina”,

after in the Russian music of the classical period comes .

I the period. – Glinkina” era. Continue reading

Styles of music: Hip-hopHip Hón (eng. hip hop ) — youth subculture that appeared in the mid-1970s among African Americans and Hispanics. It is characterized by its own music (also called hip-hop and rap), their slang, their own hip-hop fashion, dance styles (breakdancing, etc.), graphic art (graffiti) and the cinema. By the beginning of 1990’s hip-hop has become part of youth culture in many countries.

Music hip-hop consists of two main elements: rap (rhythmic recitative clearly marked with rhymes and rhythm . asked the DJ, although there are songs without vocals. In this combination of rap artists call themselves “MCS” eng. MC — Master of Ceremony ). Some MCS transform their texts into these intricate puzzles (eg. the famous rapper said that deliberately seeks to make up these rhymes that no one understood but him, you’re talking about). The task of the one or more DJs includes programming the rhythm on the drum machine, sampling (using fragments of other people’s compositions, especially the bass and synths), manipulation of vinyl records and sometimes “vol” vocal imitation of the rhythm of a drum machine). Continue reading

Styles of club musicAmong the main areas of electronic dance music can be distinguished:

House (house) – one of the most popular dance music that emerged in the U.S. in the early 80s. It is characterized straight bit and a speed of 120-130 beats per minute. House music seamlessly incorporates elements of disco, soul and funk, so, unlike techno, it sounds softer and more oriented to the listener.

Trance (Trance) appeared in the early 90s, originally developed from European Techno and Acid house music in Germany and England. The main difference between the TRANS from other techno is a specific synth melodies, easy rhythms and energetic bass line. Trance is associated with atmospheric and space music, there are a lot of elements from classic space electronics, Ambient and new Age music. Continue reading