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Country Music
COUNTRY MUSIC (frequently referred to as just COUNTRY) is a musical genre that originated in the Southern United States
Southern United States
in the 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music ) and blues . Country music
Country music
often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos , electric and acoustic guitars , steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros ), and fiddles as well as harmonicas . Blues
Blues
modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history . According to Lindsey Starnes, the term _country music_ gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term _hillbilly music_; it came to encompass Western music , which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States. The term _country music_ is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are the folk music of working-class Americans , who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities
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Country Music (other)
COUNTRY MUSIC is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. COUNTRY MUSIC may also refer to: * Country Music (Willie Nelson album) , 2010 * Country Music (Marty Stuart album) * Country Music (magazine) , a bi-monthly magazine on country musicSEE ALSO * Australian country music * Christian country music * List of country genres This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title COUNTRY MUSIC. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Country_music_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Appalachian Music
APPALACHIAN MUSIC is the music of the region of Appalachia in the Eastern United States. It is derived from various European and African influences, including English ballads , Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music), hymns, and African-American blues . First recorded in the 1920s, Appalachian musicians were a key influence on the early development of Old-time music , country music , and bluegrass , and were an important part of the American folk music revival of the 1960s. Instruments typically used to perform Appalachian music include the banjo , American fiddle , fretted dulcimer , and guitar . Early recorded Appalachian musicians include Fiddlin\' John Carson , G. B. Grayson "> Appalachian dulcimer Immigrants from England , Wales , Ireland , and Scotland arrived in Appalachia in the 18th century, and brought with them the musical traditions of these countries. These traditions consisted primarily of English and Scottish ballads — which were essentially unaccompanied narratives— and dance music, such as Irish reels , which were accompanied by a fiddle. Several Appalachian ballads, such as "Pretty Saro ", "Barbara Allen ", "The Cuckoo ", "Wayfaring Stranger " and " House Carpenter ", are rooted in the English ballad tradition
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Blues
BLUES is a genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre developed from roots in African musical traditions , African-American work songs , spirituals , and folk music . Blues incorporated spirituals , work songs , field hollers , shouts , chants , and rhymed simple narrative ballads . The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz , rhythm and blues and rock and roll , is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions , of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds or fifths flattened in pitch , are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove . Blues as a genre is also characterized by its lyrics, bass lines, and instrumentation. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times. It was only in the first decades of the 20th century that the most common current structure became standard: the AAB pattern , consisting of a line sung over the four first bars, its repetition over the next four, and then a longer concluding line over the last bars. Early blues frequently took the form of a loose narrative, often relating the troubles experienced in African-American society
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Celtic Music
CELTIC MUSIC is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe . It refers to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from "trad" (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids . CONTENTS * 1 Description and definition * 2 Divisions * 3 Forms * 4 Festivals * 5 Celtic fusion * 6 Other modern adaptations * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links DESCRIPTION AND DEFINITION An 18th century depiction of an ancient Druid playing the harp _Celtic music_ means two things mainly. First, it is the music of the people that identify themselves as Celts . Secondly, it refers to whatever qualities may be unique to the music of the Celtic Nations . Many notable Celtic musicians such as Alan Stivell and Paddy Moloney claim that the different Celtic music genres have a lot in common. These following melodic practices may be used widely across the different variants of Celtic Music: _ Celtic harp performed at a Celtic festival in 2010 * It is common for the melodic line to move up and down the primary chords in many Celtic songs. There are a number of possible reasons for this: * Melodic variation_ can be easily introduced
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Old-time Music
OLD-TIME MUSIC is a genre of North American folk music . It developed along with various North American folk dances , such as square dancing , clogging , and buck dancing . It is played on acoustic instruments , generally centering on a combination of fiddle and plucked string instruments (most often the guitar and banjo ), and to a lesser degree piano, such as that of Jeff Little. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 The term "old-time" * 1.2 Other sources * 1.3 Revival * 2 Instrumentation * 3 Regional styles * 3.1 Appalachia * 3.2 Native American old-time music * 3.3 New England * 3.4 Midwest * 3.5 Texas and the West * 3.6 Canada * 4 Contemporary musicians * 5 Festivals * 6 Old-time music as dance music * 7 Learning old-time music * 7.1 Appalachia * 7.2 Outside of Appalachia * 8 Films * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORYReflecting the cultures that settled North America , the roots of old-time music are in the traditional musics of the British Isles (primarily English and Scottish), Ireland and Africa. In some regions French and German sources are also prominent. While many dance tunes and ballads can be traced to European sources, many others are of purely North American origin
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Southern United States
The SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, commonly referred to as the AMERICAN SOUTH, DIXIE , or simply THE SOUTH, is a region of the United States of America . The South does not fully match the geographic south of the United States, but the Deep South is fully located in the southeastern corner. Arizona
Arizona
and New Mexico
New Mexico
, which are geographically in the southern part of the country, are rarely considered part, while West Virginia
West Virginia
, which separated from Virginia
Virginia
in 1863, commonly is. Some scholars have proposed definitions of the South that do not coincide neatly with state boundaries. While the states of Delaware and Maryland
Maryland
, as well as the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
permitted slavery prior to the start of the Civil War, they remained with the Union . Since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, they became more culturally, economically, and politically aligned with the industrial Northern states , and are often identified as part of the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast by many residents, businesses, public institutions, and private organizations. However, the United States
United States
Census Bureau puts them in the South. HISTORIC SOUTHERN UNITED STATES
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Singing
SINGING is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality , rhythm , and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a SINGER or VOCALIST. Singers perform music (arias , recitatives , songs , etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments . Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists, or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band . Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera , Hindustani music , and religious music styles such as gospel , traditional music styles, world music , jazz , blues , gazal and popular music styles such as pop , rock , electronic dance music , and filmi . American jazz singer and songwriter Billie Holiday in New York City in 1947 Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised. It may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual, as part of music education , or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice . If practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become more clear and strong
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Acoustic Guitar
An ACOUSTIC GUITAR is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar ). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings. The main source of sound in an acoustic guitar is the string, which is plucked or strummed with the finger or with a pick . The string vibrates at a necessary frequency and also creates many harmonics at various different frequencies. The frequencies produced can depend on string length, mass, and tension. The string causes the soundboard and sound box to vibrate, and as these have their own resonances at certain frequencies, they amplify some string harmonics more strongly than others, hence affecting the timbre produced by the instrument. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Acoustic properties * 3 Amplification * 4 Types * 4.1 Body shape * 5 Gallery * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links HISTORYGitterns , a small plucked guitar were the first small guitar-like instruments created during the Middle Ages with a round back like that of a lute. Modern guitar shaped instruments were not seen until the Renaissance era where the body and size began to take a guitar-like shape
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Drum Kit
A DRUM KIT — also called a DRUM SET, TRAP SET, or simply DRUMS — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments , typically cymbals , which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum . A drum kit consists of a mix of drums (categorized classically as membranophones , Hornbostel-Sachs high-level classification 2) and idiophones - most significantly cymbals , but can also include the woodblock and cowbell (classified as Hornbostel-Sachs high-level classification 1). In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments ( Hornbostel-Sachs classification 53). Also, both hybrid (mixing acoustic instruments and electronic drums ) and entirely electronic kits are used
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Fiddle
FIDDLE is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin . It is also a colloquial term for the instrument used by players in all genres, including classical music . FIDDLE PLAYING, or FIDDLING, refers to various styles of music. Fiddle is also a common term among musicians who play folk music on the violin. The fiddle is part of many traditional (folk ) styles of music which are aural traditions, taught 'by ear ' rather than via written music. There are few real distinctions between violins and fiddles, though more primitively constructed and smaller violins are more likely to be considered fiddles. Due to the style of the music played, fiddles may optionally be set up with a bridge with a flatter arch to allow multiple strings to be played simultaneously with more ease, such as the droning in bluegrass music or performing triple stops . In order to produce a "brighter" tone, compared to the deeper tones of gut or synthetic core strings, fiddlers often prefer to use steel strings on their instruments. Among musical styles, fiddling tends to produce rhythms focused on dancing, with associated quick note changes, whereas classical music tends to contain more vibrato and sustained notes. It is less common for a classically trained violinist to play folk music, but today, many fiddlers have classical training
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Bass Guitar
The BASS GUITAR (also called ELECTRIC BASS, or simply BASS) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping , popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum , often known as a pick. The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar , but with a longer neck and scale length , and four to six strings or courses . The four-string bass, by far the most common, is usually tuned the same as the double bass , which corresponds to pitches one octave lower than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G). The bass guitar is a transposing instrument , as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds (as is the double bass) to avoid excessive ledger lines . Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar has pickups and needs to be connected to an amplifier and speaker , which makes a sound loud enough to hear. Since the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section . While types of basslines vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist usually plays a similar role: anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat. Many styles of music include the bass guitar, including rock , heavy metal , pop , punk rock , country , reggae , gospel , blues , symphonic rock, and jazz
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Mandolin
String instrument Plucked string instrument HORNBOSTEL–SACHS CLASSIFICATION 321.321-6 (Neapolitan) or 321.322-6 (flat-backed) ( Chordophone with permanently attached resonator and neck, sounded by a plectrum ) DEVELOPED Mid 18th century from the mandolino TIMBRE varies with the type: * spruce carved-top, bright * flatback, warm or mellow DECAY fast PLAYING RANGE (a regularly tuned mandolin with 14 frets to body) RELATED INSTRUMENTS List * * FAMILY * Mandolin * Mandola * Octave mandolin * Mandocello * Mandobass * Bandurria * Angélique (instrument) * Archlute * Balalaika * Bouzouki * Chitarra Italiana * Domra * Irish bouzouki * Lute * Mandriola * Mandole * Oud * Pandura * Tambura A MANDOLIN (Italian : _mandolino_ pronounced ; literally "small mandola ") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick". It commonly has four courses of doubled metal strings tuned in unison (8 strings), although five (10 strings) and six (12 strings) course versions also exist. The courses are normally tuned in a succession of perfect fifths
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Banjo
The BANJO is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head. The membrane, or head, is typically made of plastic, although animal skin is still occasionally but rarely used, and the frame is typically circular. Early forms of the instrument were fashioned by Africans in America , adapted from African instruments of similar design. The banjo is frequently associated with country , folk , Irish traditional and bluegrass music . Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in African American
African American
traditional music , before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century. The banjo, with the fiddle, is a mainstay of American old-time music . It is also very frequently used in Traditional ("Trad") Jazz
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Double Bass
The DOUBLE BASS, or simply the BASS (and numerous other names ), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra . It is a transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave higher than sounding to avoid excessive ledger lines below the staff. The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths (like a viol ), rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2 . The instrument's exact lineage is still a matter of some debate, with scholars divided on whether the bass is derived from the viol or the violin family . The double bass is a standard member of the orchestra's string section , as well as the concert band , and is featured in concertos , solo and chamber music in Western classical music . The bass is used in a range of other genres, such as jazz , 1950s-style blues and rock and roll , rockabilly , psychobilly , traditional country music , bluegrass , tango and many types of folk music . The double bass is played either with a bow (arco) or by plucking the strings (pizzicato ). In orchestral repertoire and tango music, both arco and pizzicato are employed. In jazz, blues, and rockabilly, pizzicato is the norm. Classical music uses just the natural sound produced acoustically by the instrument; so does traditional bluegrass . In jazz, blues, and related genres, the bass is typically amplified with an amplifier and speaker
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Piano
The PIANO is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard , which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings. The word _piano_ is a shortened form of _pianoforte_, the Italian term for the early 1700s versions of the instrument, which in turn derives from _gravicembalo col piano e forte_ and _fortepiano _. The Italian musical terms _piano_ and _forte_ indicate "soft" and "loud" respectively, in this context referring to the variations in volume (i.e., loudness) produced in response to a pianist's touch or pressure on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, and the louder the sound of the note produced and the stronger the attack. The first fortepianos in the 1700s had a quieter sound and smaller dynamic range. An acoustic piano usually has a protective wooden case surrounding the soundboard and metal strings , which are strung under great tension on a heavy metal frame. Pressing one or more keys on the piano's keyboard causes a padded hammer (typically padded with firm felt) to strike the strings. The hammer rebounds from the strings, and the strings continue to vibrate at their resonant frequency
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