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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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It's a tempo marking. There's no strict definition, but a medium tempo is often in the range of ~100-150 bpm. The marking Med. Bossa Nova means to play a bossa nova groove/style at a medium tempo. The Bossa Nova groove doesn't always have to be played at medium tempo. For example, check out this fast version of Girl From Ipanema, which is usually played at ...


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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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Classical music averages around 120-140 BPM. When you consider the tempos there's an even broader range. < 30 Grave 40-50 Largo 51-60 Larghetto 61-76 Adagio (usually around 72) 77-83 Andantino (slower than andante) 84-90 Andante 90-100 Andante Moderato 100-115 Moderato 116 Allegro Moderato 117-119 Allegretto 120-160 Allegro 130 (...


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I think the term you are looking for is "ground bass." Where the bass keeps repeating - and the basic harmony doesn't change - but the melody over it changes. I think it's pretty typical with ground bass that the melodic variations go from simple and slow rhythmic values to more complex and shorter rhythmic values. Keep in mind "ground bass" connotes ...


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I usually hear the term "Call and response" for this type of pattern -- in the first example the sax and/or guitar etc. are providing the response. This pattern evolved in blues and gospel influenced music from the vocal call and response pattern used in church singing and work songs, especially within the African American community, which built upon its ...


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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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A "composition" is traditionally thought of as being the most essential musical idea of the song, mostly its melody. Arranging is the act of deliberately modifying or adjusting or adopting a composition. You tweak or refine some aspects of a composition. When you go and realize a song with several instruments, for example a string section, it involves many ...


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I suppose it depends on how far you stretch the definition of 'arrangement'. If I were to write a brand new song & sing it to you without any accompaniment, that could qualify as having been 'arranged for solo voice'. Let's take the simple yet rather beautiful Yesterday, technically by The Beatles, but really written & performed by Paul McCartney… ...


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Just 'medium'. Meaning just as much (or just as little) as 'medium' ever does. A bit like putting 'mf' as a dynamic. (Except that some dynamic IS required at the start of a piece, a qualifier such as 'medium' isn't.)


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There are strange things going on in the Bacharach/David song I Say a Little Prayer For You. It's basically a straight 4 in a bar, but with the occasional 2-beat bar thrown in (cf the lyrics "on my" and "dress to"). The chorus has a repeating pattern with 11 beats, which is two 4s and a 3.


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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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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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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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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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Try listening to some melodic death metal bands (In Flames as a starting point) then compare that with doom metal and see what the defining characteristics are. After this, try to blend the two in a meaningful way. If you have a melodic lead line, attach it to a slow, plodding drum beat with simple chord variations underneath but keep the death metal ...


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Modern R&B I don't listen to much R&B but that could be an advantage: Having listened to the examples you give (some links to specific examples would help further, if you can provide some?), this is what I'm hearing: Bass synth, often fairly strong in the mix Very little in the midrange like guitars or middle-keys synth, leaving loads of room in ...


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What you need is an instrumentarium for building categories - the knowledge of all elements (rhythm, melody, motifs, harmony, applying style of instruments, arrangement, instrumentation, voice leading, phrasing, homophony or polyphony, groove, voice characteristics etc. etc. with other words an immense experience of listening to music, and a great ...


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Usually style of music is a result of someone's arrangement of a particular song. A folk song can be arranged to become a classical orchestration or maybe a jazz version. If we study the characteristics of any style of music, we can apply those characteristics to any song we choose and then perform it in that style. This process is not viewed as plagiarism. ...


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Yes, probably. If you're THAT worried about putting labels on things, I'd say that the rhythmic style was a strong factor in deciding what genre a pop song belonged to.


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An original piece could be anything. Words, music and chord chart up to a full blown symphony. What happens after will be the arrangement. It could have extra instrumental parts added, could be re-arranged with parts in different orders, changes of key, extra bridges, etc.


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I can only state my own experience when attempting an answer to this question. I've listened to music my whole life and there has been music that I immediately wanted to try and replicate and music that did little or nothing for me. I focused my energies on the music that most appealed to me. I did what I could to try and sound like others, but because I'm a ...


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Depends on how you judge things. Pink Floyd started out as psychedelic trend setters and then became more accessible. If eclectic means mixing of diverse styles, then trend setting isn't necessarily eclectic. By comparison I think Bill Laswell or John Zorn are more eclectic.


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Do a trade. You listen to a track that they really like in return for them listening to a PF track that you really like. FWIW, I think pigeonholing or assigning lazy stereotypes to music or people or anything really is unhelpful. Whatever I listen to I stop myself describing it as simply good or bad, because who am I to say? Instead say "I like it" or "I ...


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1st Q: What common characteristics can you find in the works of composers like Holst, Vaughan Williams, or Grainger? I list these three in particular because of their propensity to build on existing folk songs A: Well, the early 20th century was a period of English folk song revival. Many composers wrote in the genre of the time. It's more accurate to say ...


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I wouldn't consider them synonymous. Upbeat, other than the strictly musical definition of the last beat of the bar, is an expression of positive sentiment & is not exclusively used to describe music. e.g. this definition & these synonyms. Up-tempo music, on the other hand, describes a fast tempo. It may also imply positive mood (can't find the ...


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It is a blues shuffle. As such, a time sig. of 4/4 would be fine, with the triplets note at the top. This sort of brings it into the 12/8 feel, without using semis - quavers will suffice. Because it's the blues, it would probably use C7 and Eb so far. The resolving leading note doesn't feature too much in blues - why should it! That harmony change has been ...


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You can cover almost all genres with almost all type of guitars with the right tuning and a little bit support of effects... But if you are alone with your guitar, the best fit for distinctive genres are as follows (in my opinion) Full Hollow Body = Jazz Semi Hallow Body = Low Gain Blues - Classic Rock - British Rock Telecaster = Country - Country Rock ...


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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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