Rock Music Essay

1. What is popular music? Music that is listened to by most people. 2.What theme does pop music typically use in the lyrics? Describe one pop song that uses this theme. Why is this theme such a popular one? Pop music theme in songs is usually dancing and partying and just having fun. 3.What is disco? What are the characteristics of this music? Disco is a type of music thats started in the 70s 4.What was the British Invasion? Which famous group was a part of this movement? What impact did the group have on pop music? Was when the british music coulture connected with the american music 5.

What is a boy band? What are some characteristics of a boy band? Is a band of just boys

Critical Thinking Questions 1.Some of the music in the 1960s was used to protest social and political issues. Is music still used as a form of protest? Why or why not? Songs todays arent no longer used to protest but they do touch their listeners.

2.One of the changes in the music industry during the twentieth century was the increasing commercialization of music. Has music become too commercial? Why or why not? Do you think that artists are creating music for money or for other reasons today? Yes music has become more commercial. I feel artist are making music that people want to hear and there only doing it for the money.

3.How has technology impacted pop music? Describe at least three technological changes that impacted and shaped pop music today or in the past. Technology impacted pop music in a way that instruments arent used as much anymore. 4.Pop music has often been seen as youth music. Why do you think pop music appeals to younger individuals? How has the industry promoted this idea? Usually pop music is a song by young artist that is why i feel it attracts younger individuals.

5.What is one popular pop artist or group (from today or from the past)? Why does this person/group’s music fit into the pop genre? Why do you think the person/group was successful with their music One popular pop artist is Justin Bieber hes young and fresh and his music attracts to younger crowds. Hes been succesful with his music because he has alot of fans, he sings and dances very well.

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