Ambient encompasses and examines most types of music, from the musical structure to the sounds. The ultimate goal of Ambient is to create a special tone of mood with the help of lawyer pieces, conventional and unconventional instruments. This style can also have a singer’s voice, but most of it is performed with non-verbal music equipment. Ambient is not limited to a specific mood or sound and follows the idea that any kind of atmosphere can be created without depending on the structures of music and singing. Ambient is used in many styles of music due to its wide range of applications.
Blues music is an African-American style that originated in the southern United States and emerged from workers’ songs, ballads, and sad poems, and remained so until the end of the nineteenth century. The music was played in a 12-point harmonies that were not limited to this form, and later “blue notes” were added to it, which was somewhat in contrast to Western classical music.
In the first half of the twentieth century, African Americans combined a new style called Rhythm & Blue (R&B) with a combination of jazz gospel and blues. The genre was later subdivided into other sub-genres such as Delta Blue, Piedmont, Jump Blues and Chicago Blues. After World War II, many musicians, especially in Chicago, turned to the Electric Blues, a style of rock and roll music. The same story happened to other musicians in the style of blues rock, hard rock and heavy metal. Since then, especially around the 2000s, with the advent of the rock garage, this style came to life again.
Classical music has historical richness and wide dominance over different parts of the world and therefore it can be considered as the basis of twentieth century music genres. All styles of music, whether they like it or not, are rooted in the culture of societies, but they are still under classical music, which is the mother of all genres of music. This style goes hand in hand with folk or traditional music.
Classical music, while preserving cultural characteristics, has a wider variety of folklore in terms of style and has always influenced it. In fact, these two styles of music, which are tied to the culture of society, have a kind of overlap. However, there are some common features that can help you understand when and how a folk genre falls into the classical category. It can be said that classical music, due to its charm and more complex structure, is more important to the clergy, the government and the scholars than folklore. Certainly such support motivates musicians to expand their music more powerfully.
Given the lack of classical music in non-hierarchical societies, it seems that supporting such songs is essential to enriching the economic, social, scientific and religious aspects of society. The distinction between classical and folk music can also be considered to reflect this distinction. This type of music is known by various names around the world, including “serious music” in Poland, “appropriate music” in Korea, and “art music” in general.
Comedy encompasses a wide range of musical and non-musical styles. But the common denominator in the genres branching out from comedy is its humor. Musical comedy presents the cultural realities of society in the form of humor and usually uses a funny poem or rap song. Non-musical comedy includes other genres such as sketch comedy, stand-up comedy and telephone jokes.
Country is a popular style of music that has about a century of historical background. The style dates back to the Appalachian region of the eastern United States and the southern United States, which at the time was dominated by Irish and English folk music. The first widespread use of the country style in fiddle, guitar, banjo, and other string instruments appeared in the early 1920s. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Jimmy Rogers and the Carter family were among the stars of the genre. Their performance style was Yudling and country gospel, which became the main country style of that time.
In the 1930s and 1940s, the trend of Gospel and Yudling declined, and was replaced by Western Swing and Honky Tonk. It was another branch of the Bluegrass country style that remained in vogue for many years. In this context, the old styles of country music were known as American traditional music, which first appeared in the joke charts in 1940. The first joke box charts about country style until 1949 were called juke box hillbilly records and juke box folk records and a subgroup of the western and country genres.
Hankey Tunk remained popular until the 1950s, but from the early 1950s the works of Hank Williams came to the fore, but by the middle of the decade country style was not the only genre popular. Rockabilly, for example, which was the link between hillbilly and rock and roll, was also popular. But the main discussion is the influence of country music, Country Boogie and R&B on the emergence of rock style. In the late 1950s, the hanky-tonk practically became famous due to the introduction of better music equipment and productions, especially the flourishing of orchestras and the formation of a new sub-branch of the country genre called the Nashville sound.
In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, country pop style blurred the line between the country genre and other original American songs. Also, country rock style made rock bands more successful than attracting the attention of country audiences. In any case, these changes could not satisfy country style fans for a long time.