Many of the great classical pieces came from Europe and influenced popular composers like Aaron Copeland. Also Irving Berlin a composer who wrote many American songs from the early part of the twentieth century until the latter part of the century was born of European immigrant parents.
He and many first generation Americans as well as those European immigrants, including those who came here during WI to escape the Germans, brought their European music and Influenced the popular American music landscape. However, starting In 1964, European performers introduced more electric instruments and fresh new lyrics. The Beetles were among the first to arrive from Brittany. Paul McCarty and John Lennox were the perfect combination for writing songs perhaps the best o f all time.
It strongly influenced the American rock scene and other bands would try to sound like them. West African music first influence American music when slaves were brought to the south. Much of this West African music was mostly sung by slaves and developed into songs of churches and work songs on the plantations. The Spirituals ND hymns and the filed hollers was popular in the slavery days and led by drum music. After the Civil War freed blacks from the deep South as well as blacks from the West Indies arrived in New Orleans and brought their music with them.
Slave music had an Impact on Mistrals and Ragtime, which influenced Jazz and of course Jazz has had a tremendous influence on popular R & B and Rock and Roll music. Traditionally white people from the south listen to country music. Young middle class white people make up the majority of Rock-N-Roll listeners. Older people mostly listen to Jazz; however, today you see more and more young people listening o Jazz. Country music has spread into the mainstream pop scene over the last several years. Jazz Is most noted by Its use of brass instruments and larger bands.
Long sax solos are common In Jazz . Rock music Is known for electric guitar solos and electric string Instruments. It relies heavily on the drums often drum solos are featured. Rock-N-Roll music is loud music that defies authority. Country music is best known for acoustic guitars. There song lyrics usually contain issues such as death, alcoholism and loss. The core of Rock-N-Roll music is electric guitars and an upbeat rhythm. The upbeat pace of Rock-N-Roll Is very Important because it coincides with the topics of rebellion, drug use, and sex.
In the future I believe we will see more rock music with slightly less intense rhythm this is because people like to relax. I do believe that some people will sing and dance and overall participation will decline. In the future music will probably be recorded onto digital storage media, either a USB storage device or something similar. This type of storage media can be carried on a key chain and the device Is protected by a plastic enclosure and cap to kept It room becoming damaged. This way the sound quality will still be digital but It will not on T. V. Hat show s video. Car satellite radios will be more popular because they offer a wider selection and are commercial free. I also believe artists will spend more money on videos and live performances. Artists will probably continue to have web sites and post responses to fan mail. Record companies will be around for a long time because we need some to produce and distribute the music to the public. Music performance will move towards electric instruments as technology advances. Although raw acoustic performances will always be around they won’t be mainstream.
I do not see a popular style blending acoustic and electric guitars. I do see popular rock bands playing acoustic songs or even albums like the popular rock bands of the nineties. Studio technology will naturally improve, with that the recordings will be of higher quality. This technology will expand into live recordings because people always love to see new live music. This shows that the artist has more talent. Audience participation will still consist of screaming, singing, and dancing.