Examining the world’s popular and popular music styles with DJ Soushi, a famous Iranian musician
- August 9, 2022
Music is a part of the culture of every country and region and is one of the inseparable parts of our human lives. Music is a vast area that has different styles and genres from rock to jazz depending on the time period, geographical region and type of instrument. As mentioned before, music has a vast territory and the world is full of different styles of music. Each piece of music is classified according to characteristics such as the time period, the way it is performed, the type of instruments used in the performance, its geographical characteristics, etc. in a style. is included. Therefore, there are various styles in the field of music and favoring a particular style of music depends on the taste, culture and opinion of each person.
Stay with us to introduce the most popular styles of music in the world.
The best and most popular music styles in the world
1- Pop music style
It can be said that pop music is one of the most popular genres in the world music market, the word “pop” is derived from the word popular meaning popular, however, it is a bit difficult to clearly define pop music, because it has evolved a lot over time. .
This style of music was popular in the 1930s and 1950s and mostly in America, Europe and Africa. In this style of music, instruments such as wind instruments, stringed instruments, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, harmonica and synthesizer are mostly used. Also, for this type of style, electronic devices are used as amplifiers and element creators. Heavy rhythm is used. In this style of sounding in instruments, it is very similar to classical music, but the bass sound is greatly strengthened and other musical aspects such as harmony, composition, form, etc. are simpler than classical music.
Today, pop music takes many of its sounds and musical language from the world of hip-hop, as its subgenres of trap and rap are very popular. Among the most popular famous pop singers, familiar names such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande and Madonna can be mentioned.
2- Hip hop music style
The entry of hip-hop style into the world of music dates back to the 1970s, this style of music was initially formed and popularized among African Americans who lived in America, but with the spread of hip-hop style in the world, every The country should create its own hip-hop style. This style is a combination of sound and scratch and represents the story of people’s lives rhythmically, there are many hip-hop musical instruments; But the song of this style is mostly produced with the help of DJs and producers, and the singer sings on it. Artists such as Kanye West, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Drake are among the most famous and successful hip-hop singers. All of these people are famous faces and familiar names not only in the United States but all over the world.
4-Jazz music style
Another style of world music that was formed by black Americans in the late 19th century and early 20th century is the jazz music style, which was formed by instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, drums, double bass, trombone, piano, bass guitar, and guitar. It was in music. There is great variety in jazz music, jazz is a type of music in which improvisation is an important part. In most jazz performances, musicians create pieces on the spot and perform solos, which requires considerable skill. Among other characteristics of this style, we can mention pauses, multi-beats, reading questions and answers, swinging beats. Incomparable artists such as Coleman Hawking, Kermit Ruffins, Norah Jones, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Kermit Ruffins and… are known with this style.
5- Rock music style
This style of music originated from America in the 1950s under the name “Rock and Roll”. Fans of this style mostly live in America. The origins of early rock can be traced back to black religious hymns called gospel, rhythm blues, and jazz music. The instruments that are used in this type of music include guitar (electric, acoustic and bass), synthesizer, keyboard and piano, and that is why long waves with a uniform beat are used in this type of music. This is one of the most obvious characteristics of rock music.
Rock music style is a bit difficult to define because of its great variety and some common features with other styles. But one of its distinctive features is a central melody with a 4/4 rhythm that strongly emphasizes strong beats. Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Tim Buckley, Frank Zappa, Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Klaus Schulze, Mayo Thompson are artists and groups that are more known in this style of music.
6- Blues music style
The blues music style, like the jazz style, is rooted in the culture and lifestyle of black Americans. These blacks created a special type of music using their native music and inspired by European melodies. Blues music has undergone changes since its formation and has gone through an evolutionary process. This style has always been very popular among artists and especially guitarists due to improvisations and the possibility of creativity throughout history. Eric Clapton, Moody Waters, B.B. King, Steve Ray One, etc. are among the most prominent artists of this style.
7- Classical music style
Classical music is a style that is rooted in the tradition, customs and culture of the West. The classical genre is actually the traditional music of Europe and this type of music is considered as art rather than entertainment and other secondary uses. This music is not inherently superior music. But maybe it can be said that a composer who makes classical music should be more musically literate. In fact, like many western music styles, classical music generally has specific notes and the artist’s improvisation is limited in this genre of music. The composer determines all the arrangements, the speed of the piece, the pitch and all other details of the piece, and the musicians and conductors in all parts of the world and at all times must perform exactly what the composer asked.
Mozart and Beethoven are the greats of the classical style, Vangelis, Richard Wagner and John Williams, the creator of the soundtracks of Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park, are famous composers of classical music.
8- Iranian traditional music style
This type of music is rooted in the ethnic tradition of nations and civilizations with changed or advanced cultures. The music that is available today in academic or non-academic environments is the pleasant and more understandable form of the old music, which, in addition to Iran, was influenced by a large part of Afghanistan, Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Armenia, Turkey and Greece. Mastering the stages of knowing and performing the traditional music of nations and peoples requires years of knowing and collecting and examining the past principles of this art. Traditional Iranian music, including instruments, songs, and songs, is from thousands of years before Christ until today, and what was more pleasant, simpler, and understandable is available today. Authentic Iranian music is one of the oldest musical styles from ancient times to the present day. Among the musicians and musicians in ancient Iran, we can mention “Barbad”, “Nakisa” and “Ramtin”.
In most countries, pop music is one of the most popular and is a popular music. Most of the singers usually release some songs in this style in addition to their main style. Because pop music is a flexible genre. It means that this style can even be used in a piece of music with other styles.
There are many definitions of pop music. But in colloquial language, it is better to say that pop music is music that touches people’s hearts, often this music either causes happiness or expresses sadness, that is, it has a special effect on the mood of the listener. Slow and generally be a relief to the listener’s current situation. Typical pop music today is a mix of several music styles. And other music is used to complete it.
Conventional pop music is known as commercial music. Because often the amount of income generation from it is more than other music styles. Annually, the largest amount of sales is from pop style albums. And pop singers earn a lot of income from their concerts, in addition, these musics are usually suitable for radio and television. Because they usually match the tastes. Of course, pop music contrasts with the traditional music of any country.