Conventionally, music is classified into
1) ROCK, 2) POP, 3) ELECTRONIC, 4) URBAN, 5) JAZZ, 6) COUNTRY AND 7) CLASSICAL. If you want to be good at music identification, this article is for you. To continue the previous article, it features 5) JAZZ, 6) COUNTRY and 7) CLASSICAL music.
Swinging rhythms with a walk of bass – this is jazz. Lyrics do not significantly matter. Glissando vocal is concentrated on impressive singing of syllables with no sense to convey. Music is the main message with rhythmic piano, chord and brass accompaniment. Jazz is really complicated music for a non-sophisticated listener.
Like rock, the country style music is predominantly performed by solo male musicians having the Southern American accent. Lyrics are essential in country songs, and they describe the country life in America with farms, truck drivers and rural love stories. The violin, banjo and guitar are the instruments which create the special flavor of the country music.
Classical compositions are usually played by an orchestra. As an alternative, they can be produced by solo performers, duets, trios, quartets etc. Classical music is instrumental, unless it makes part of an opera, operetta or a classic song like a ballade or Lied. Classical music mostly pertains to past centuries, not necessarily being century-old. Specifically, many compositions of the recent XX century have already become classical.
Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Mauris Ravel, Igor Stravinsky are just a few of the last century’s classical musicians.
Century-old classical creativity is represented by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and many other outstanding music creators.