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Pop music is modern day music that a large amount of the population enjoys listening to. It is written quite recently and has almost no rules as to how it can sound. Classical music can actually encompass three large periods of music (Baroque, Classical, and Romantic). It was written in the 1600's to the 1800's (Baroque was the earliest, then Classical, then Romantic). The rules were much more strict than they are now, especially in Baroque and Classical music. Essentially, pop music is popular and modern. Classical music can possibly be considered the "pop" music of centuries ago.
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It is often asserted that jazz is more free in its structure than classical music, but the reverse is true. Oscar Peterson has always refused to make any disti…nction between jazz and classical music. As a rule, jazz performers like to appear to be improvising; classical performers like to appear not to be improvising. Answer Differences among kinds of music are to be celebrated, and not thought of as embarrassments. Regarding classical and jazz, neither is inferior to the other in any way. Apart from the many similarities, the forms differ in terms of the materials and structure that they use. The standard Classical repertoire contains music that is completely notated; that is, all the notes are indicated in a score, along with many indications of what dynamics to use. For ensemble pieces (more than one performer and usually more than one instrument) there are many, many indications of the composer's specific intentions for a piece. There are several "forms" that compositions can take: Sonata Form, Fugue, Rondo, Symphony... some of these overlap, and it would take books to cover the basics. Classical musicians are required to study and memorize huge amounts of music, since it is the intention of the composer that usually interests them. Some may miss that this process can be extremely creative, since there are always newer and deeper insights into a composition's lines, tone, rhythms, etc. Many brilliantly creative performers can be criticized for going to far. An example would be the Bach performances by the late great Glenn Gould. Some "modern classical" or "avant garde" music takes great liberties with any and all of the above, exploring every possible way to produce and organize sound. Jazz, on the other hand, is usually much freer in its structure, materials and performance. That is not to say that it is chaotic. It is in some ways more 'cerebral' than classical, since the Jazz performer is often 'composing on the fly' (improvising) even if he is playing with other musicians. Harmony is an extremely complex and rich part of most Western musics, and Jazz musicians have incredible sensitivity to and skill with harmonic exploration and invention. Jazz improvisation also includes very complex melodic lines that are based on the Jazz scales of the underlying chord being played at any given moment. There are important fixed forms in Jazz too, having to do with the number of bars (measures) that certain elements of a song will contain. Songs are carefully structured, but this may never occur to the casual listener, who just enjoys a great tune. Jazz musicians will refer to "Rhythm Changes", and the uninitiated will not know that they are talking about the standard harmonic progressions (Chord Changes) and structure of Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm". Jazz musicians are clearly not composing 'on the fly', every moment that they are performing. Many numbers are worked out well in advance. But the Jazz idiom remains much freer than classical music, whatever your opinions are of the similarities between them. So, if a classical performer wants to prepare a piece by Ravel, she/he will go to Ravel's score and dig in. If a Jazz musician wants to do an arrangement of "How High The Moon", listening to it will be enough. The harmonies and melody line will be the basis of the Jazz musician's work.
Classical music, can be romantic, as in Rachmoninov. But, it can also be quirky and comedic like some of Mozart's music, and very dramatic like Beethoven's Fifth. When you say… Romantic, you've made the category already. So romantic would include some of Mozarts pieces, as well as Beethoven, and not to be forgotten, Rachmoninov.
Romantic is more emotional while classical is simple type of music ;) ~~Daphne~~ hope i helped at least a bit... ^_^
If you're talking about the Classical period, early Classical era music shares some characteristics with the late Baroque period, but sounds more Classical than Baroque. Late …Classical era music is seen in the late works of Haydn and Mozart, and the early works of Beethoven and Schubert. It shares some characteristics with the early Romantic period, but it is still recognized as Classical because it doesn't have the characteristics that Beethoven would later exemplify from his 3rd Symphony on.
Orchestral music is, simply, music composed for an orchestra. "Classical" is a period (c. 1750 to 1820) in music histoy, however people often use the term classical to d…escribe all western music of a high standard.
Rock music utilizes the use of musicians and is based on many aspects of the song, both instrumentals and lyrics. It tends to be based more on what the artist feels and …wants to play, allowing for creativity and power. Pop music tends to revolve around the lyrics and doesn't often have any solos or detailed instrumental parts. The goal of it is often more to appeal to the audience than to quench the creative thirst of the artist.
That's a complex question and even experts don't always agree. Nearly all music can be divided into three groups: 1. art music which includes classical 2. popular music, i…ncluding rock, jazz, metal, and so on 3. folk or traditional music, including polkas, hymns, marches, work songs, etc The main difference is that classical music is documented as formal written notation, with no room for improvisation or embellishment when played as intended. In other words, the composer of a classical piece intends that in 100 years the music will be played the same way on very similar if not identical instruments (much in the same way a painter or sculptor hopes their work is still being displayed and in good repair in the future). By contrast, a popular or folk songwriter knows that other artists will put their own spin on their song every time it is performed or recorded.
when you do opera its with your voice and when you do classical music its with an instrument
Folk music is traditional and is pasted down from ancestors.
Pop music of the last Century uses the form of 'song' which wikipedia defines as: "A song is a musical composition which contains vocal parts that are performed, 's…ung,' and feature words (lyrics), commonly accompanied by musical instruments (exceptions would be a cappella songs). The words of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, although they may be religious verses or free prose. The words are the lyrics." Classical music however is generally much more complex in structure and may use a variety of different forms which may or may not feature vocal parts with lyrics. Also, modern pop music generally does not exceed 4 or 5 minutes whereas a classical piece can range anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
"You dance in a different way to modern music than you do to classic music" Victor, 13 years old "There are a lot of instruments used in classic music and less in mo…dern music" Camiel, 15 "Adults prefer classic music whereas youngsters prefer modern music" Ivan, 14 "Singing is different in classic music, it's more often sung in a group" Andrea, 14 "Classic music makes you dream and modern music makes you want to DANCE!" Me, 46 years old. "The theme in classic music is different than the one often used in modern music" Astrid, 14 "The language use is different" Francis, 13 "Classic music is less popular" Jeremy, 15
Waltz music has 4/3 beats in a bar unlike classical which can have 2/4,3/4 or even 4/4. The waltz is classical music and it can be dances to with a partney only.
Rock music usually has faster beats and is less danceable to, (if you get what i mean) and i think is kooler.
Classical Music is generally seen as the oldest genre of western music in history. It spans from about 1100 AD to present day neo-classiclism. It is impossible to truly define… but once heard, it is very easy to discern. It uses traditional instrumentations (mostly string heavy but with liberal brass usage). Some famous classical composers would be J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. Country is a relatively new form of music originating mostly from the southern United States. It uses many folk themes and comprises of the iconic instruments: guitar, banjo and fiddle. Music of this sort is associated with the south and/or the lonesome farmer sitting on his porch with a bead of grain hanging from his mouth while he plays his tunes. It has an element of 'swing' to it. The most well known contemporary country artist would most likely be Taylor Swift (though she is more pop than country).
Classical music started hundreds of years ago while pop music started only decades ago.
Hymns are normally referring to religion. Classical pieces are simply pieces created between 1750 and 1800.
The difference between jazz and pop music is the instruments and dance style. While pop music requires lots of electronic material and a form of 'pop' dance, Jazz music requir…es alot more brass instrument and has it's own form of dance as well.