2.09 POP Music: Review Questions and Critical Thinking Questions Jorge Gomez Nov. 13, 2013
1. Popular music is any music since industrialization in the mid- 1800s that is in line with the tastes and preferences of the middle class. 2. Pop music uses themes that are short songs about love and other existing themes, a song that uses this theme would be “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias. I think this theme is popular because it is like by a big number of youths 3. Disco is mixing soaring vocals with a beat that encouraged dancing, disco became the dance music of the decade. Disco can be best characterized as music that often had 100 to 130 beats per minute and the pulse of the rhythm was often emphasized. 4. British Invasion was when British bands of the time were modeled on the successful American bands, mostly in the areas of producing and recordings and touring to promote the recordings. The Beatles were a part of this movement, they had a big impact on Pop music because the sang about social issues and they also had songs with catchy lyrics and melodies. 5. A “boy band” feature between three and six young adult males who typically sang, but did not play instruments. Some characteristics of a bad boy were that there had to be a bad boy, a baby, and a nice boy.
Critical thinking Questions:
1. Yes I think that music still can be used to protest, like there is music to protest world hunger, and to protest wars and many other things. 2. Yes I think that music has become to much commercialized because know there is advertisements everywhere for you to listen to a certain songs or artist. Yes I do think 90% of the artist is producing music because of money in today’s music industry, music is becoming a well paid business and that’s why everyone wants to be in the music industry. 3. Technology has impacted pop music...
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