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Is it possible to create a completely new genre of music This question might appear really weird, but still I ended up asking. Its not weird at all. Many composers throughout history have asked this very question. I will give a tentative "yes" to this portion of the question, with the clarification that by genre we are referring to the stylistic ...


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The key difference between a musical and an opera is that a musical contains spoken word. While a musical alternates singing with "regular" acting, an opera's story is completely conveyed through singing. Of course, an opera may have a few spoken lines here and there, and a musical may have a very high singing versus speaking ratio. You can already tell what ...


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You could also ask “why do artists outside of the country genre use complex chords instead of the simpler harmonies of country music?” The complex harmonies are not necessarily better. In the country genre, there is a culture where an artist will make a song, and millions of everyday people who may not have had access to musical schooling can get themselves ...


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One of the important roots of country music is the folk music brought to the Appalachians by European (particularly Irish) immigrants in the late 18th and early 19th century, with influences from African music (the banjo being the most obvious one) and the parallel development of congregational church music (the development of which was itself influenced by ...


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I think it is hard to answer a question like this in any other way than with an opinion, even if it is based on some experience. When I look at a general cross section of country bands, there are, in many cases, a lot more players on the stage. Fiddles, lap steel, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, piano, etc. This typically means that you need to leave larger ...


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Some established el. guitar designs have certain characteristics that makes them more suitable to certain genres generally speaking. Here are some examples: Twin-humbucker Les Pauls are generally quite high-output and full sounding, making them rather rock and heavy rock orientated. Fender Telecasters have a distinct nasal twang that has long been ...


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Because that's the style of what we call "Country Music". The "3-chord trick" plus maybe a few more. There's no "why" beyond that simple fact. If a songwriter wrote more complex harmonies or a player started slipping in jazz substitutions you'd say "That doesn't sound like Country!"


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All music comes from the same concept... pitched sounds and silences. Therefore, the quick and dirty answer to the question is a resounding NO in E flat with a two beat silence afterwards. The concept of genres is not a musical concept. It is a marketing concept. The only reason that a scuba-diver-metal-bachata-core genre might exist is because some ...


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No, you won't be able to come up with something which is sufficiently recognisable as music which shares literally nothing in common with any existing style. However, plenty of people, especially in electronic music forms, will decide to label their music with a new genre which reflects their style in some way. It sometimes feels like there's one genre for ...


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Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals are significantly different from 'golden age' musicals of the 40's and 50's. You call such pieces is rock opera, but this is probably not the most accurate term as it more often refers to a musical album with connecting narrative through the songs (and no element of staging). Thus, I prefer (and will be using) the term ...


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It seems reasonable that in 1000 years time, there will exist music which is completely removed from any known genre that exists now. It would sound totally alien to 21st century ears. It will likely have developed through a chain of minor genre permutations. In theory, nothing prevents a person from inventing this music today, so I believe that it is ...


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Perhaps it depends what you call "Music". For example, the rhythm of a train running by has been used/referred to in many tunes and used as inspiration for rhythms, or directly sampled. Let's take it back to a time before anyone had done that... Is the train a musical instrument ? No - until someone starts seeing it as such. So would there be a genre of ...


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I'd say it's for the same reason that pop music is like that: sticking to triads creates a mood of straightforward, pure, clear emotion. This comes right down from Celtic music--would you enjoy Danny Boy or Auld Lang Syne any more with a bunch of sly jazz upper partials? (Well, it's been done, but even jazz guys often stick closer to triads when they're ...


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This is an incomplete list. Please edit it to add extra models/styles! Roughly ordered historically, by first appeareance of the type: Lap steel guitars, apart from being a clichee of Hawaii sound, are mostly found in countless country songs. Their particular twang-slide sound, often in thirds and fourths, is very distinctive even in comparison with other ...


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YES its possible to create a new genre. Imagine you picked up Metallica, transported them back in time to Mozart's era. The audience would all agree that Metallica is a completely different style of music, or genre. The only similarity is that both Mozart and Metallica are using the same elements of music - rhythm, pitch, harmony. But the combinations of ...


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Create a new genre? Every composer and every composition has it own style. 'Genre' is a term which comprise compositions that are similar in style, techniques and instrumentation (and in other attributes). Sometimes it even only means the use of a composition, like video game music (which has no unique style; only the instrumentation was similar in the 8bit ...


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I think it's possible...I always refrain from saying anything is impossible. When thinking of creating or discovering new genres, don't count out new instruments that have yet to be invented (due to technology advances and new discoveries...Techno and such wouldn't be around without drum machines) or fresh mashups with 'new' sound sources (whale songs, ...



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