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Music From the 1960s to the 1990s

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From the 1960s to the 1990s various genres of music arose from the black community. The picture above describes the music because it highlights the key artists of the time. It is also demonstrating the instruments that were used during the time and a method through which people listened to music. Featured in the visual representation are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix. The artists were featured because they were the major artists throughout this time period. They all went performed music from multiple genres. For example, Michael Jackson crossed the genres of rhythm and blues, soul, disco, funk, rock and pop music. Stevie Wonder performed the musical genres of soul, pop, funk and rhythm and blues. And Jimi Hendrix performed rock, blues and rhythm and blues. The R&B, also know as rhythm and blues, and soul genre arose and gained popularity in the 1960s. These genres were the base from which other genres took its roots. These forms of music are soulful and smooth. From these genres, Funk came in the 1970s. Funk was more upbeat than its predecessors. This was also more commonly known as the early beginning of dance music due to its syncopated beat and its “groove.” Then discos music came along in the 1980s. This was the beginning of pop music and it truly brought dancing to the forefront of music. This was a very mainstream genre during its time. And the last to appear was techno music in the 1990s. Techno music originated in Detroit. From this genre emerged Chicago House music and EDM. This music is purely upbeat dance music that can be heard at many music festivals and raves. This genre is still popular today.

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