AP 4.1 INTRODUCTION
Music can be roughly divided into three basic categories:
Highly structured music, all parts composed/synthesized and notated, generally transmitted in concert and recordings
Folk music, generally preserved through oral/aural means
Music transmitted through various types of mass media, generally with great mass appeal
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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