What kind of your favorite song to hear? Maybe rock? Pop? Jazz? Or anything else? Of course, listening to music is one of the activities that you do in this pandemic era, is it? According to Wikipedia music is an art form, and cultural activity, whose medium is sound. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound)
Listening to music give many benefits to ourselves. Listening to music can relieve stress so that our life will happier than usual. But to get positive results, the music you listen to must be preferred. The second one is listening to music can strengthen our memory. The third one is listening to music can stimulate visual capability. Therefore it’s easier for us to remember letters and sentences. Listening to music can also make us more relaxed and sleep comfier.
There are many genres of the music, a music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways, such as into popular music and art music, or religious music and secular music. Art Music or often also called Serious Music and similar music (avant-garde music, contemporary) is a term of grouping types of music that refers to European classical music form theory or other types of ethnic music that are absorbed or taken as a basis for its composition. Classical music usually refers to European classical music, but sometimes also to Persian, Indian, and other classical music. European classical music itself consists of several periods, for example baroque, classical, and romantic. This classical music is also usually used as music therapy. Popular music is a type of music that is currently favored by ordinary people. This type of music is music that is by the circumstances of the current era so that it fits in the ears of most people. This music genre can be found in almost all parts of the world because of the nature of the music that is almost acceptable to everyone. The part of popular music is:
Jazz is a type of music that grew out of a combination of blues, ragtime, and European music, especially band music.
Blues are from the Afro-American community that developed from West African music.
Rhythm and blues is the name of traditional Afro-American music, namely black pop music from the 1940s to the 1960s that is not jazz or blues.
Funk is a genre of music that contains elements of African-American dance music. Generally, funk music can be recognized through rhythm that is often cut short, the sound of a sharp rhythm guitar, dominant percussion, strong jazz influences, rhythms influenced by African music, and the joyful impression found when hearing it.
Rock, in the broadest sense, covers almost all pop music since the early 1950s. The earliest form, rock and roll, was a fusion of various genres in the late 1940s.
Metal is a music genre that is louder than Rock although there are also metal bands that have songs with songs that seem slow.
Electronic began long before the invention of synthesizers, with tape loops and analog electronic musical instruments in the 1950s and 1960s.
From a combination of R&B and mento traditional music from Jamaica, ska emerged and later developed into reggae and dub.
Pop music is an important genre but its boundaries are often blurred because many pop musicians are also included in the rock, hip hop, country, and many more categories.
Traditional music is music that lives in society for generations, is maintained not only as a means of entertainment, but there is also used for treatment and there is a means of communication between humans and God, this is according to the beliefs of each person. Traditional music is a treasury of local art in the community. Traditional music in Indonesia, including gamelan, angklung, and sasando. Apart from traditional music that comes from local culture, there is also traditional music that comes from the influence of outside culture including the gambang kromong, marawis, and keroncong. Dangdut is music that originated from Indonesia. Dangdut has an Indian and Malay nuance. In the beginning, this music was only considered low-grade music. However, over time, this music has been enjoyed by all groups.
To commemorate and appreciate music, internationally on June 21 each year is celebrated as a Fête de la Musique or International Music Day. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment. In October 1981, Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at the Ministry of Culture at Jack Lang‘s request. He applied his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution: “the music everywhere and the concert nowhere”. When he discovered, in a 1982 study on the cultural habits of the French, that five million people, one young person out of two, played a musical instrument, he began to dream of a way to bring people out on the streets. It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique. Fête de la Musique’s purpose is to promote music in two ways:
Happy 2020International Music Day (Fête de la Musique): Music at the intersections
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