What is Soca Music, This material is designed specifically for people who are new to this kind of music called soca. As an artist he recorded the songs soca for the last eight years, and who has won competitions at Caribbean soca, I humbly try to present a comprehensive introduction to soca music.
Soca music born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. It is widely accepted that it was created by Lord Shorty (born Garfield Blackman). He noticed that Calypso music has been threatened by the most popular reggae music and die out and attempted to create a new hybrid that was more appealing to the masses. He merged with Indian music, calypso music, and this resulted in a hybrid more energetic called solka, who later became known as soca. Lord Shorty introduced soca in the world in 1973 with his hit song, Indrani.
Of course, the soca music of the 1970s is very different from what exists today. Today, there are two main types, namely power and Groovy Soca Soca. What is the main difference between the two?
Power soca music is very fast, with about 160 beats per minute. The music is largely didactic in nature. Soca artists thrive on motivating the public to respond to their dancing instructions. Soca music power is largely skipping music, waves and "vino" ("wine" derives from "wind" and the word is a type of dance which consists of hip movements). Crowd reaction is essential.
Trinidad soca artist, Superblue has been credited with starting the craze "jump and wave". His success with this style of soca was so amazing that since soca songs are written with crowd response in mind.
Today, the challenge for power soca singer-songwriters is to write songs that can move the audience, but it cannot be a regurgitation of jumping and the theme of waves. This isn't the easiest of tasks due to the very nature of the festival that soca music revolves around. Soca music is largely the music of Carnival. Since the Carnival is all about jumping and flailing, the music that drives should be able to generate such activity. Increasingly, artists are able to write songs that are not necessarily based on "jump and wave" or waving flags and rags. In an attempt to stay clear of monotony, themes such as love, peace and solidarity were very common.
Groovy soca music is undoubtedly a means better to push music soca forward internationally. Is much slower, about 115 beats per minute. This newer type of soca allows a wider range of topics to cover. Unlike total frenzy that power gives rise to soca, groovy soca is music to sway and dance slowly. Artists like Kevin Lyttle and Rupee have shown that this type of music is very attractive to traditional musical markets, with international hits like "Turn Me On" and "Tempted To Touch", respectively. Another artist who has gain international recognition with Groovy/crossover soca is Barbadian based artist, Alison Hinds.
I believe that in a hurry and groovy soca music should continue to co-exist. The ready to accept all variations of soca and put anyone against each other. The music is dynamic. Throughout history no kind has never stayed the same and hybrids are constantly created.
In addition to the power and groovy soca, other types of soca music include ragga soca soca and chutney.
Ragga Soca is a fusion of dancehall and soca music. Ragga soca performers include Trinidians, Bunji Garlin and Maximus Dan.
Chutney soca is a blend of East Indian music, chutney and soca. Chutney Soca is an up-tempo, rhythmic style of song, accompanied by traditional Indian musical instruments like dholak, harmonium, and Tax the dhantal.
The dividing line between the various types of soca music is becoming less and less clearly defined. Sometimes it can be very difficult and controversial pin-point what is groovy, power, or ragga soca. There is so much the merger in place which is often difficult to tell if a song is actually a soca song. For example, some have argued that Alison Hinds hit song, "Roll It Gal" is not actually a soca song, but an R & B song with influences of the West Indies. Although I'm not holding this point of view, goes to show that there are clear distinctions and definitions. Soca music, like other forms of music is an art and cannot be limited to one specific or exclusive mold.
Soca music is mostly competitive. Every year artists try to outdo each other in contests of Carnival, as Soca Monarch and the road March. Soca monarch competition artists to perform before a large audience and are rated by a panel of judges. A road March song is the song that
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Regional Music / Traditional
Folk music or traditional music is the music that was born and developed in areas throughout Indonesia. Characteristic of this kind of music teletak on the song and instrument (musical instrument).
Musical traditions have distinctive characteristics, namely poetry and melodies using the language and style of the local area. Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of islands stretching from Papua to Aceh.
Many of the island along with people are born, grow and develop. Traditional art which is identity, identity, media expressions of community supporters.
Almost all parts of Indonesia have khas.Keunikan art of traditional music can be seen from his playing technique, presentation and form / organologi musical instruments. Almost all traditional arts Indonesia has a high collective spirit so that it can recognize the distinctive character of the person / people of Indonesia, which is friendly and courteous.
However, since the ditinggalkanya denganperjalanan time and spirit of the traditional art, we karekter increasingly changing from nature that upholds the values of togetherness individual / selfish. so many artistic traditions of the Indonesian nation, in order to more easily recognize it can be classified into several groups: musical / percussion instruments, stringed and friction.
Modern technology is considered to be a touch more civilized and more advanced, while the more traditional social bound to be functional in a society that supports a culture.
But if we compare two instruments are almost the same shape we categorize them into two opposing groups, the modern and the traditional, such as taganing (drum-chime) Batak Toba with Bongo.
If we talk about the ingredients organologi, perhaps there are some differences from natural ingredients with the results of material processing machine. But in terms of technology may not have been so much different because both can be in tune because taganing also is melodic.
Perhaps accordeon and violin are usually played in Sumatra Malay art Ronggeng Timurdi compare French accordeon player, which is usually called traditional Malay Ronggeng and deals in France is categorized as a modern instrument, how do we see it?
Perhaps electronic musical instruments such as electric guitar with a wide range of possible effects compared to Kacapi Sundayang also already know the effect and electrically, but still in the realm of traditional, is perhaps another example of how we categorize the traditional with the modern instrument. Though all undergo a process of each in the keyword earlier changes. Triangle and Hesek are equally pecussion the basic ingredients are also probably about the same.
Variety of Music in Asia. Talking about Asian music, we will always look at the instruments, melodies, and rhythms. In music, the instrument refers to the sense associated with musical instruments. In general, musical instruments in Asia does not stand alone. This is in contrast with western musical instruments such as piano, guitar, or violin that can be played alone. Exercise control of western musical instruments always starts with the individual activity. While Asia has always played music together. Despite this particular instrument playing techniques such as gender, harps, tambourines, tahyen, samisen, and Trigon also need to understand yourself.
Asia is the continent with the most populous country and unique. People around the world call it oriental or eastern continent. Asia music is different from western music. Asian continent has a variety of types of music that developed in each country. Broadly speaking, the music in the State of asia grouped into four. Fourth melayu music is music, oriental music, Hindustani music and middle eastern music.
1. Malay music
Countries that enter into the clumps Malay among them Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam. The main characteristic is the use Malay musical instrument membranophone or traditional drum that produces touch cormorant and dancing.
2. Oriental music
Oriental countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. In the most prominent oriental music is string instrument (stringed instruments and strings) with local pentatonic scales.
3. Hindustani music
Hindustani music is the most dominant of the State of India and Pakistan. Hindustani music is easily recognizable from tabla rhythm instrument. Dai Indian Tabla drums are in the form of a pair of drum shaped kendil, played with the touch of fingers and palms.
4. Middle Eastern music
Middle eastern music between Klain qasida. Qasida is the song that breathed melodies rooted in Islamic songs middle east (Arab). Presentation of the songs middle east using a set of tambourine accompaniment. Songs qasidahberdasarkan traditional scales of the middle east. Stairs have tone diatonic scale tone and content of mikrotonik tones.
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