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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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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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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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