SOUND PATTERNS

A Structural Examination of Tonality, Vocabulary, Texture,
Sonorities, and Time Organization in Western Art Music

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

POPULAR MUSIC


AP 4.1 INTRODUCTION

Music can be roughly divided into three basic categories:

This appendix is not intended to be a comprehensive study of popular music, but is instead a list of the multitude of genres. Omitted is Western art music explored in Sound Patterns and any music generally considered to be traditional music. The primary goal of this appendix is to provide hyperlinks to web pages with great amounts of information.

AP 4.2 SOURCES OF POPULAR MUSIC

The development of an independent category of popular music (as understood today) basically began near the end of the 19th century. Popular music is overwhelmingly vocal (with some important exceptions), and evolved from three primary influences:

AP 4.3 POPULAR MUSIC GENRES:


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