1. What is popular music?
Popular Music refers to Music which is widely appealing to the large audience. It is also often referred to the music created since industrialization in the mid-1800s.
2. What theme does pop music typically use in the lyrics? Describe one pop song that uses this theme. Why is this theme such a popular one?
Themes such as Love and Relationships are often used as the centre of the lyrics. Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley. It has displayed how a guy felt upon meeting a lady of his dream.
Theme of Love and Relationships are popular because most people are able to relate their personal lifes with the theme. From daily lives to movies to music, Love theme is something which is universal and therefore, it is a popular theme that most artiste would based their music on.
3. What is disco? What are the characteristics of this music?
Disco is a music genre that was created in the 70s. Disco Music are usually played between Tempo 100-130 bpm. Such tempo is neither too fast or too slow, and therefore it encourages dancing for the general audience. The pulse of the rhythm was oftern emphasized, Vocals were often “soaring” with the drumbeat behind.
4. What was the British Invasion? Which famous group was a part of this movement? What impact did the group have on pop music?
British Invasion refers to the boom popularity of British bands/music groups in America during the 60s. Beatles was one of the most famed band during the 1960s. There are many areas which the group has impacted and influenced Pop Music. Unlike other artistes, Beatles wrote their own songs and created their own record label. That really changed the direction of pop music.
5. What is a boy band? What are some characteristics of a boy band? A boy band is a band made of a group of male singers. They don’t play any instruments, and much empathise were placed on their personal image and lifestyle etc.