It is very easy to love music but selecting between the best music and badly composed music is the real art of understanding music. Further, learning music is an even tougher job. It does not come naturally to every human being. You can be a great music lover and also possess fine knowledge about various types of music. Still, when it comes to actual singing or performing with any other instrument, you might not be able to perform properly and it can be ear-jarring to listeners. If the simple singing of music is so complicated, you could imagine how much should go into the actual composition of a particular type of music. Rendering it effectively to the audience at large is even more difficult. Various genres of music are available right now that appeal to the younger generation. Even most people of older generation have come to like them due to their novel approach to music.
The jazz style of music is termed commonly as Bebop or bop. It consists of a fast tempo, instant improvisation based on different combinations of melody and harmonic structure, and high instrumental virtuosity. The jazz trend started in the middle of 1940s but matured fully in the 1960s. The major instruments used in modern jazz are saxophone, bass, trumpet, piano, and drums. Other instruments like violin or trombone are also used occasionally. Jazz is one of the most popular modern music genres.
Modern rock is also termed as alternative rock, which is most popular on commercial radios. It began in the late 1970s and it is continuing until now. Modern rock is different from classical rock music, which was popular between the 1960s and the early 1980s. Several modern rock musicians were popular during the 1980s. However, the huge success of Nirvana, the grudge band that became incredibly famous in 1991 forced many U.S. radio stations to switch to modern rock.
Hip hop is a very broad conglomeration of very different artistic forms. It emanated from the street music cultures, especially from South Bronx in New York during the 1970s. The first two of the four major elements of hip hop music are rap music and turntablism. Both of them are aural. The other two elements of hip hop music are breaking which is physical and graffiti art which is visual. Hip Hop follows other music genres like jazz, blues, and rock & roll. However, it also gets regular inspiration from the more modern music styles like blues, rhythms, funk, soul music, etc. The language of hip hop has its own distinctive slang, adapted from various slangs from several regions in the west.