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Most Popular Type of Music

If you are someone who loves music, take a look at the most popular type of music, which is well-known among individuals of all ages.
Music is the voice of the heart which comes out as ideas through instruments. It is undoubtedly one of the oldest professions practiced by mankind, and is treated as a God-given gift to those who excel in it. There are a million different forms of music that have existed and evolved. Also, there are a few common elements,, like the pitch, rhythm, dynamics, texture, and timbre of the instruments that are used.
Every culture in the world has a legacy of music, which is well-known traditionally, and is respected as their identity. With the different types of musical instruments used by these cultures, the contemporary forms have involved these instruments in their styles of music. Though retro style holds its grounds in the industry even today, there are variations in the types of music preferred by music lovers today.

Most Popular Music

Describing a single music type as the most popular one is not possible. Among the different types of music, which prevail in the industry, there are a few most popular kinds among the fans. This is because, these music styles and dimensions are adapted by musicians for the youth of today using modern and electric instruments.
Nowadays, composing music is not a difficult task, as there are innumerable budding musicians across America itself, who want to make it big in this industry. But creating quality music is not as easy as it seem, where you have to write meaningful lyrics to go with the flow that has melody and harmony.

Rock Music

This is one of the most popular type for individuals from early twenties and onwards. Other kinds are related to this style have branched out, and now there are streams like soft rock, hard rock, heavy metal, death metal,etc. Rock music stands for rebellion and agitation. Along with being fast and loud, it also exists in instrumental and vocal forms.
The various instruments used are electric and bass guitars, acoustic guitars, electric keyboards, and drums. There are both fast as well as slow and sad styles that are composed under this genre.

Rap Music

This is a great stream of music that is heard by millions of youngsters. Being the most simple type for the youth, it involves a disc jockey or a DJ who plays music using turn tables. The rapper then speaks the lyrics in a continuous manner.
Rap music is also quite soul touching, and is quite poular as fans can relate to it. Rappers like Slim Shady and Eminem are known to be some of the best in this type of music. Rap music is also mixed with rock and pop music styles to impart a different melody to the song.

Rhythm and Blues (R and B) Music

Even though there is not much hype about this genre, there are more fans following it than rock, pop, or rap music. R and B songs were sung around the forties by Afro-Americans, and includes a blend of different music types. It has very strong beats and rhythm created by various instruments, and involves rap, as well as foot tapping.
The vocalists do an excellent job of beat boxing, and composing with various sounds without real instruments. The Blues style is also given equal importance in this genre, and is a popular choice for dancing.
Other famous types of music genres are:
  • Country Music
  • Classical
  • Rock 'n' roll
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theater
  • Tango
  • Trance
  • Opera
  • Folk
  • Renaissance
  • Latin
  • World music
  • Techno

 Aparna Jadhav

Elice Moore