Changing tastes in music
Then – Now
Over the time, people have listened to different kinds of music. In the past, people used to listen to classic music. For example, our parents used to listen to folk music, classic rock or opera. Now, things are very different because our generation like to enjoy by listening club music, like house music or rock music. Why the music changed so much? Because our generation is very dynamic and the technology progressed a lot. 50 years ago, the singers use to compose songs by musical instruments, using only the natural sounds. Today, our singers use computers, machines and a lot of things like that to make their music sounds good. For example, the rock music use artificial sounds made by electric guitars. Actually I think the old generation is very unsatisfied because the old kinds of music are very soothing compared with the musical styles in our days. So, our parents don’t understand why we love this dynamic music. We also don’t understand their preferences because we live in different world and styles. Now, let’s talk about an old kind of music and a current kind of singer: The folk music is a traditional kind of music. The term “folk music” originated in the 19th century as a term for musical folklore. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Béla Bartók were the more appreciated composers and they were very popular. On the other hand, heavy metal is a totally different kind of music. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences. In our days, many of this old bands are still listening to. So, their music in very...
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