Unit 22

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Music
Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles

You are to recognise 3 genre of music and evaluate that style with the aim of performing that style accurately.
P1 Explain the fundamental stylistic elements of a wide range of musical genres. You will understand the stylistic elements across a wide range of musical genres
Reggae is most easily recognized by the rhythmic accents on the off-beat, usually played by guitar or piano (or both), known as the skank. This pattern accents the second and fourth beat in each bar (or the ands of each beat depending on how the music is counted) and combines with the drums emphasis on beat three to create a unique feel and sense of phrasing in contrast to most
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Vocal harmony parts are often used, either throughout the melody or as a counterpoint to the main vocal line. An unusual aspect of reggae singing is that many singers use tremolo rather than vibrato.
Reggae is noted for its tradition of social criticism in its lyrics, although many reggae songs discuss lighter, more personal subjects, such as love and socializing. Many early reggae bands covered Motown or Atlantic soul and funk songs. Some reggae lyrics attempt to raise the political consciousness of the audience, such as by criticizing materialism, or by informing the listener about controversial subjects such as Apartheid. Many reggae songs promote the use of cannabis a sacrament in the Rastafari movement. The Genre of Reggae is commonly associated with the Marijuana drug as the effects are thought to be quite relaxed and laid back and this is also popular with the music as it is also quite free flowing and relaxed.
Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and in the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.


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