VOCAL GENRE DEFINITION
Music without any non-vocal instrumental accompaniment is referred to as a
Vocal music typically features sung words called lyrics, although there are
notable examples of vocal music that are performed using non-linguistic
syllables or noises, sometimes as musical onomatopoeia. A short piece of vocal
music with lyrics is broadly termed a song.
VOCAL GENRE CURIOSITIES
Vocal music is probably the oldest form of music, since it does not require any instrument besides the
human voice. All musical cultures have some form of vocal music.
This genre applies to any music played with instrument alone.We can divides this type into two variants:
Pure music:This genre applies to music thats is composed to be played as music as nothing else .A symphony
is an example of this genre.
Descriptive music:This genre refers to music that represents extra-musical contenxts that are not directly
related to music.
INSTRUMENTAL GENRE DEFINITION
EXAMPLE OF VOCAL GENRES
INSTRUMENTAL GENRE CURIOSITIESSpecifically, instrumental is used when referring to popular music; some musical genres make little use of
human, such as post rock jazz, electronic music, and lots of classical voice. In commercial music, some
albums include instrumental theme.
In classical music, instrumental music is defined by opposition to vocal music. And from Gregorian chant
to the Renaissance vocal music dominated all possible forms of music, usually relegating instrumental
dance and make introductions to voice; from baroque instrumental music experienced a great development
that enabled all shapes and exclusively instrumental genres, besides the great instrumental virtuosity and
the strengthening of instrumental ensembles from small (duets, cusrteto string) to the orchest
vocal and instrumental genre definition
It is the combination of voices and instruments for example a rock band.
religious genre definitionReligious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through
religious influence. Ritual music is music, sacred or not, performed or composed for or as ritual.
Liturgical Music:Music composed for religious ceremonies as a part of the liturgy, such as a
Gregorian chant or a mass
Non-liturgical music: Music of a religious character composed for a religious purpose, but which is
not a part of the liturgy . Christmas carols ( songs set to religous music and lyrics sung at
christmas ) are an example of this type of composition .
religious genre curiositIES
It is generally held that the earliest music in the Christian Church came from Jewish worship
music. It is believed that this music lay somewhere between singing and speaking, or speaking
with an understood ritual cadence.[However, there is another opinion that the roots of early
Christian music come from the early ascetic monastic orders.
EXAMPLE OF RELIGIOUS GENRE
profane genre definitionProfane music; profane means being separate from (not associated or concerned with) religion. In the
West, secular music developed in the medieval period and was used in the Renaissance. Swaying authority
from the church that focused more on common law influenced all aspects of Medieval life, including music.
Secular music in the MIDDLE AGES included love songs, political satire, dances, and dramatic works. Drums,
harps,recorders, and bagpigies were the used in secular music because they were easy for the traveling
musicians to tote about. Instruments were taught through oral tradition and provided great dancing
music and accompanied the stanzas well.
CATEGORIES OF PROFANE GENRE ARE :
Popular music :It turn can be divided into:
Folk music : Wich includes popular folk music from a specific area such as songs from anonymous sources ballads and locallegends and history handed down from one generation to the next.Ligth music : Wich includes any simple easy-to-understund mainstream musicof a marked comercial character genellary intented for leisure
Cultured music : Intented for a cultural context these compositions are written in a specific period They
reflect the cultural context of the time and the composers personal thougth They try to describe our
complex emotional framework and how we respond to our fellings and moods.
PROFANE GENRE CURIOSITIESWords are an important part of secular music. Words were added for most and many common people to
sing songs together for entertainment. Music styles were changed by secularization. The motet, for
example, moved out of the Church and into the courts of nobility which then caused the motet to be
forbidden in the Church. The largest collection of secular music from this period comes from poems of
celebration and chivalry of the troubadours from the south of France. These poems contain clever rhyme-
schemes, varied use of refrain-lines or words, and different metric patterns.
Composers ike Josquin de Perez wrote sacred and secular music. He composed 86 highly successful secular
works and 119 sacred pieces. Secular music also was aided by the formation of literature during the reign
of Charlemagne that included a collection of secular and semi-secular songs.
EXPAMPLE OF PROFANE GENRE
FUNCTIONAL GENRE THIS GENRE APPLIES TO MUSIC THAT SERVES AS A BACKDROP TO IMPORTANT EVENTS , SUCH AS
COMMEMORATIONS SHOWS AND OPENING CEREMONIES . THE OLYMPIC HYMN IS A EXAMPLE OF THIS GENRE .
example of functional genre
THIS IS WHEN MOTION PICTURE SOUND TRACKS ARE USED TO REINFORCE THE FILM’S MESSAGE , MAXIMISING
THE SENTIMENTS AND THE EMOTIONS IN THE SCRIPT
example of cinematographic genre
STAGE MUSIC USED IN ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS ACTED OUT ON STAGE , AS IN PLAYS , OPERAS , ZARZUELAS ,
MUSICALS , BALLET AND DANCE .
expample of theatre genre
used for radio and tv ads , this genre employs in the same way films do . it tries to get people to
choose certain products by combining pictures and suggestive music to catch the attention of
potential buyers .
expample of advertising genre