Course Instructor Date Contrast and Comparison between a Classical and Rock Song Music comprises of vocal or instrumental sounds or both combined in a way that produces beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotions. Music is increasing popular in modern life with the amount of music available in personal archives increasing every day. The large amounts of information pose a challenge, especially with the management of the data. Although music classification is not a clear concept, music is classifiable into two broad categories popular and classical music. Each of the categories could further be classified into smaller categories. For example, popular music can further be classified into pop, rock, and jazz. Some of the characteristics used to discriminate different types of music include music structure, melody, tempo, rhythm, and chord. These characteristics make it is possible to differentiate classical and popular music. For example, this paper considers the musical features of Mozarts Symphony number 30 in D 1st movement belonging to the classical category and the song Hey Jude by the Beatles. Similarities and differences between the two songs reveal the way each of them belongs to a different category but enjoy considerable success as a work of art. Background Rock music is a fusion of black and white traditional music in the southern United States. The genre has elements of country, soul, jazz, and folk. Common elements in rock include the use of the 12-bar blue chord that relies on dominant, subdominant chords, and tonic for composition. The genre also relies heavily on the second and fourth backbeats. Classical music refers to music rooted in western traditional music and encompasses a period roughly from the 11th century to date. Classical music is essentially enlightened, natural, and simple. The purpose of adopting simpler, natural, slow moving harmony is to make the music easier for the public to appreciate and understand. Despite the simplicity, the music maintains tonal harmony, which emphasizes melody and bass line (Classical music 19). Technological inventions of the 20th century also played a key role in the evolution of rock. Inventions such as an electric guitar, amplifier, and microphone enabled rock music to develop into the high volume genre that is so recognizable today. A key feature of classical music, such as Mozarts Symphony number 30 in D, is the melody that is short and clearly defined with two or more contrasting themes. This music also has a regular, well-defined rhythm, homophonic texture, and a four-section symphony orchestra that comprises of woodwind, percussion, strings, and brass (Covach 66). Similarities Classical and rock music are different branches of the same art form. It is impossible to say which one is better it simply boils down to a matter of taste. There are great artists in both genres. Outstanding examples include Mozart in classical music and the Beatles in rock music. The most obvious similarity between Mozarts Symphony number 30 in D 1st movement and the Beatles Hey Jude is the song structure. Both have the binary form II A II B II A. Hey Jude by the Beatles is one of the most popular songs in the genres, which follows a 4/4 meter rhythm foundation that is unsyncopated. Mozart achieves this same effect in his Symphony number 30 in D 1st movement by dynamically varying the volume. The Beatles uses a range of harmonies that range from arpeggio to fourth to fifth and cacophonous harmonic successions while Mozart achieves this by using a homophonic texture, which is possible because the melody line and other notes in the music are inline (Classical music 21). The rhythm in Mozarts Symphony number 30 in D 1st movement has great flexibility with differing rhythmic patterns, which is a whole mark of most rock music including the Beatles Hey Jude. The rhythmic diversity in both songs is accompanied by pauses, changes between long and short notes, and syncopation. Both the…
Members of the county fair board:
I was asked to do research on which genre of music to have at the fair; the choices were progressive rock, fusion, country rock, soft rock, jam band and singer-songwriter. I decided on having country rock as the main attraction for the concert. The particular band I decide on is The Eagles. The Eagles are a well-known band and their music isn’t controversial like other types of bands and genres.
The first and second reason that having the eagles as the band…
Australian music of the 1960's
Rock n' Roll, the new craze!
The 1960's were known as one of the greatest musical and revolutionary decades of the 20th century. It was a time of experimenting with sythesizers and electronic music. Experimenting included developing a new pop culture out of rhythm and blues, which was strongly influenced by British bands and 'Black-American music' such as the 'Rolling stones' and the 'Animals'. Australian music during the 1960s contrasted in many kinds, including…
Most people listen to different types of music though out there life. I listened to the same type of music my whole life. When I was little, I listen to country because that is all my parents listened to. My older sister listened to rap. Therefore I got a taste of both types. Rock and classic I really didn’t listen to. Now days do I listen to it? No it is as eye catching to me then it would for most people. As I got older I started to listen to pop because its very up beat and…
Emo rock: the truth behind the ‘emo’ stereotype
Rock music is a very popular music genre and has been for many years and still is and just like the world it has grown and modernised. Rock music today has had a real effect on certain people’s way of communicating with others through more than just lyrics. It communicates people’s emotions and beliefs. But most of all it shows how we are as a person and how we identify and show ourselves to our peers around us.
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MUSC1111: Rock Music History – Spring 2014
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10:30am-11:35 am
Blackman Auditorium (Ell Hall)
Professor: Junauro Landgrebe
Office: 337 Ryder
Email: J.Landgrebe@neu.edu (email is preferred)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12 PM – 1 PM or by appointment
Teaching Assistant: Brian Bergeron
The objective of Rock Music is to examine the origins of the style and trace it’s evolution from…
Music what is music to you? Is it something to listen to for fun or work? To me music is both I am in band and in a band so I love band. Music in general whether it be rock, hip hop, or pop every one listens to music. I listen to music to get away from it all. That is what most people do. I listen to rock mostly but any kind of music is ok.
There are many kinds of music that it is hard to name them all. Then when you have all of them there are then sub-genres like rock there are hundreds of…
and I kind of wrote them off just by what I read about them. The band is an american rock band who began as an underground hardcore group, but when going mainstream they mellowed out to just a rock/punk music style. The band consists of four members; Patrick Stump (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Trohman (lead guitar), Pete Wentz (Bass), and Andy Hurley (Percussion). This band is widely seen as a pop punk band, pop rock, and also emo. The band is very presentable and plays a heck of a show.
mix of Reggae and Rock). It doesn’t get me excited for the day, because who is excited for school right? It mostly prepares me for the day.
“I step into a great unknown….a ball and chain I call my own.”
“The girl you knew and the bonds we grew all turn into a ball and chain.”
2. Friends by Led Zeppelin
This is my all time favorite band. To me they are the best musicians alive. Ask anybody who knows anything about RocknRoll and they will tell that they are most talented rock group ever. I listen…
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From its inception to present day, Rock and Roll has excited, thrilled, and entertained millions upon millions of people. The sound, rhythm, energy, power, creativity, attitude, and showmanship are alluring and captivating and currently generate annual music sales of $14 billion. It is debatable that Rock and Roll's ambassadors of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Supremes, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, U2…