You are on page 1of 13

Report by English

Subject:

A WORLD OF MUSIC
Written by
Androsova Natalya
( Form 9 “А” )
Supervisor
Tatyana Evgenyevna
Duz

Vengerovo2009

. MY FAVORITE ROCK GROUPS …………………………………..CONTENTS: 1.…..………………………………………………….…….…. 4 d) Blues ………………………………………………………….. 5 f) Pop music ….. 5 g) Rap…………………………………………………………………... .. 5 e) Disco ……………………………………………………………. LIST OF LITERATURE…………………………………………13 2 ... 5 k) Rock ...…..……6 5..…… 11 7..….…….…….. 5 i) Country……………………………………………………………. CONCLUSION ……………………………………………………….. WHAT IS MUSIC ? ……………………………………………………….. 4 a) Classical music………………………………………………………. TALKING ABOUT ROCK MUSIC ……….. ……………...………………………………………….…. ……………………………………………………….. TYPES OF ROCK MUSIC …………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………. 4 b) Orchestra.. 7 6.…………………………….. 9 b) DDT. RUSSIAN ROCK …………………………………………………………. 3 2. 6 4.… 5 h) R’n’B …………………………………………………...………….………………………………….. DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC ……………………………………. … 5 j) Reggae.… 9 a) The Beatles …………………………………………………………. 4 c) Jazz ………………………….. 10 c) Marilyn Manson ……………………………………………....………………………………………………………………… 6 3.…… 12 8.

the sea. It plays a great role in our life. Music is full of sounds and movement. People listen to music. It’s essential that music should be the expression of a poetic and emotional nature.After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music ( A. Speaking of the music we should but consider merely the splendid best work and the amount of music of all kinds. rhythm. People say that a composer should draw inspiration from life around him. From Ancient Times people knew that music played a great role in people’s lives. no wide variety of instruments. short-lived brilliancy of summer. voices. It gives us inspiration. rivers. harmony and melody. 3 . People listened to noise of waterfalls. People play music. Huxley ) WHAT IS MUSIC ? Music is one of the most important constituents in our life. Music is like freshness of spring. painting. Music is free art. the sky. singers and so on. People compose music. There were a lot of hand-made musical instruments such as whistle-toys. sadness of autumn. There was no civilization. Russian history is very unique. Shostakovich and so on). the world is full of it and it is important that you should take as much of it as you wish. talented people. but music definitely existed. Music is probably in the blood and feeling of people. Music is in the air all around us. Mussorgsky. England is world famous for its literature. theatre. an art boundless as the wind. no hi-tech technologies. Speaking of today’s music it should be mentioned that now there are a great number of composers hard at work and what they are doing is very promising. Russia is rich in composers (Tchaikovsky. Any music can be described in relation to its purpose. birds’ singing and rustle of foliage. an open-air art. It originated long time ago in Ancient Kiev. but not for its great composers. artists. instruments.

but you also have to be creative. List. The whole idea of playing the blues is to let other people know how the musician feels (which. Purcell. Of course. The director of an orchestra is called conductor. Mussorgsky.DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC Any music passes the test of time on a regular basis. c) Jazz. the brass and the percussion. Wagner and many. not only with its concert schedule. the woodwind. Jazz can usually be described as one word – “smooth”. rock. but for people the most important lesson is that jazz musicians show us how to work together. The blues are so named because they are supposed to have a depressed or saddened feeling. Classical music speaks on the deepest human levels. jazz. but they never play them in exactly the same way. concerti and operas – is a lifetime’s masterpiece. d) Blues. many others. Shostakovich. Such people are internationally famous Bach. symphonies. Jazz has many lessons for business. usually means you’re saddened). they normally communicate through body language and eye contact. Jazz is all about improvisation. blues. They made the most valuable and most lasting contribution to the musical culture. The orchestra is also kept extremely active. All of great composers have an individual style. Everyone knows that classical music is some of the most difficult music to perform. rap. Beethoven. Tchaikovsky. Glinka. Classical music is composed by some of the most brilliant minds in the world. techno. The members of the orchestra read their music from parts. First of all they are all the classical style’s representatives and music geniuses. He keeps the orchestra together and guides their interpretation. An orchestra contains instruments of various kinds: the strings. There are many representatives of this kind of music. requiring great speed and accuracy. country. b) Orchestra. hip-hop. but in the sphere of recordings and providing the music for films and television. lots of jazz bands play the same old songs again and again. pop and etc. Mozart. They are classical. There are many different types ( genres ) of music. You have to know the rules. 4 . When a jazz band plays together. Below there are many different genres: a) Classical music. if you’re playing the blues. Prokofiev. Each work of these composers – sonatas. People often forget about these things in our working life. And it’s very important to have that balance in business too.

g) Rap. It combines rhythm and blues. Now. Nashville. No singer has had a career like Kylie Minogue and no one has sung to more people at the same time. Popular music is a key part of everyday life in Jamaica. Black youths started to mix rhythms and melodies from existing records and then add poetry about their lives on the streets. It is enjoyed by broad public. Country. You can find it on TV. h) Reggae. The soundtrack of this film was very popular. There were many popular disco groups. R’n’B music is full of power and movements. Young people go to night clubs or disco clubs to have fun and dance. Pop music is mass music. but she started performing as a child actor in soaps on Australian TV.e) Disco. Afro-Americans created a mixed type of music. At first this dance music was played in the film “Saturday Night Fever”. The group “Bee Gees” composed a lovely music for this film. This type of music is very dynamic. radio. f) Pop music. however. Tennessee. is the official home of this type of music. This style of music evolved in the 70th in New York and Los Angeles. and it is still growing in popularity today. “Boney M”. “Outcast”. rhythmical and cheerful. dances and soul. It was rap. This type of music is very light. “Bee Gees” was an innovator of disco style. There are many groups such as “Kasta”. It uses a lot of steeldrum but usually has a “happy sound”. Eminem is one of the few successful white artists in this type of music. Reggae is one of the most unique forms out there. and it has a distinct cowboy’s feeling to it. such as “ABBA”. a singer Donna Summer and many others. and most of them deal with modern social problems. Eminem and etc. Let’s talk about one of the famous pop singers. R’n’B. even 5 . It is composed by famous pop composers and showmen. Disco is the dance music. Singers read lyrics and danced break dance energetically. Today she is one of the most successful singers the world has ever seen. country music seems to focus on how the artist sings the tune. The lyrics of their records are often confrontational and competitive. a singer named 50 cents. Rap music has an electrical rhythm. Country music used to be easily distinguishable from other genres because of its use of the steel guitar. This type of music developed in the 1920s from the country music of the Midwestern states of the USA. At present time disco music is very popular style. In the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 she sang Dancing Queen to a worldwide TV audience of four billion people. R’n’B is a mixed modern type of music that consists of rap and pop music.

Rock is the most popular form of music. an electronic form of dance music. That song was extremely popular. TALKING ABOUT ROCK MUSIC Rock is one of the directions of modern music which was found in 1951 in America. The earliest of the rock music movement was rock and roll itself. Bill Hally’s song “A Mad Person” was released in 1948. even 50 years after its birth. again. Rock music has some exceptionally deep roots. Rock and roll. which can actually be traced beyond the realm of Elvis Preasley and The Beatles. rock music became popular in other parts of the world. rock has had the greatest impact.. Its superstar was Bob Marley who came to world recognition in the 1970s and 80s. c) Glam rock or glitter rock. Bill Hally is a profounder of modern rock. As its popularity skyrocketed in the U. and today Jamaican music has evolved into ‘dancehall’. Although there are hundreds of different rock music genres. 6 . who were recently called two of the most influential rock music acts of the last several centuries. especially England.S. Rock music speaks for itself and the person who listens to it. which began during the mid’50s. i) Rock.forming a part of the island’s Rastafarian religion. outraged typical quaint parents. rock music was born. They are as follows: a) Avangard rock. It started in the United States as a combination of rhythm and blues. but was instantly worshipped by teens and young adults. Among the songs there was a song called “Rocket-88”. The Beatles. were one of the English acts and primary contributors to rock music’s “freedom of musical styles”. A real heavy drum beat and some guitar lines usually make up the best rock music. When Bill Hally was 24 he changed “a black rhythm” of the “black audience” to the “white audience” and he released a new album. Within all of these elements. TYPES OF ROCK MUSIC There are many different types of rock music. b) Art rock. jazz and country music. It has the ability to influence people’s attitudes and beliefs and the power to make those words heard.

the Beatles. i) Rock’n’Roll. Many rock bands got an official status of being a music group. Elvis Preasley. In the beginning of his career he played in the group named “Slavic people”. “Alisa”. Among many rock groups the most productive and well-known were “Aquarium” and “Machine Vremeni”. m) Hard rock. 7 . g) Progressive rock. l) Gothic rock. They could have performances legally in any concert halls in Russia. “Sekret”. In the 80th the situation changed completely. Later he organized his own group “Skomorokhi”. Petersburg): “Picnic”. they were amateurs and they didn’t have the proper music education.d) Jazz rock. j) Punk rock k) Techno rock. One of the “pioneers” and innovators of rock music in our country was Alexander Gradsky. f) Rhythm’n’Blues. Leningrad rock groups (now St. Rolling Stones and other trendy at that time rock music. In the 70th the majority of rock groups weren’t professionals. RUSSIAN ROCK First rock groups appeared in the 60th in Russia. The groups sang songs of Bill Halley. “Slavyane” and “Argonavty”. “Brigada S”. Besides this group there appeared other rock groups which played their own composed music in Russian. “Bravo”. “Aria” and “Kruiz”. e) Latin-american rock. These groups gave the birth to rock music in our country. At that time a lot of new exciting rock groups appeared: Moscow rock groups: “Araks”. n) Heavy metal. h) Rockabilly. “Naive” and “Mify”. “Voskresenie”. The famous groups were “Sokol”.

The brightest rock group of this type are “Kalinov most” and “DDT. Some groups also combine rock music with folk music. Ufa rock groups: “DDT”. Nowadays the most famous Russian rock groups are “Mumiy Trol”. “Queen”. “Urfin Dzhuz”. heavy metal and punk. “Uriah Heep” “Picnic”. Novosibirsk rock group: “Kalinov most”. “Deep Purple”. “Naïve”. “DDT” and . “Agata Kristy” and “Chaif”. They began to sing rock as well. 8 and Russian ones: “Alisa”.Yekaterinburg rock groups: “Nautilius Pompilius”. All these groups work in different areas: rhythm-n-blues and hard rock. Later women were involved in rock music development process. The most well-known Russian female singers are Nastya (Yekaterinburg). Talking about my preferable groups I would mention the next foreign rock groups: “The Beatles”. So people could listen to that music any time they wanted. Zemphira (Ufa). These rock groups got a chance to give performances not only in concert halls and stadiums but they began to release and make new albums. At present this style is called “a Russian rock”. In the 90th rock musicians were invited to take part in TV and radio programmes. and rock band “Nochny Snaipery”. “Korol i Shut”.

It’s the most legendary group of all time and all peoples. without artifice and pretence. passed into the sounds of rock so quickly that the rock world accepted them as if always there. All albums were unique. Even a fan movement was founded because of tremendous popularity of the Beatles. The Beatles story began when John Lennon met Paul McCartney. but also in the USA. I would say that the Beatles will live forever and ever! DDT 9 . Its music speaks on the deepest human levels. It was Ringo Star.MY FAVORITE ROCK GROUPS A) THE BEATLES In the 20th century which produced a lot of original talents. When John Lennon heard Paul’s guitar playing he really enjoyed it indeed. indeed. The music of the Beatles created new concepts of melody. The songs are still very popular. color. Nowadays everyone knows this awesome music group. By that time John was popular enough because he had organized the group “Quarrymen”. to world music in general. harmony. the Beatles deserves special mention. People cried on the concerts. The first album “Please. Nothing is comparable with this group. The success was huge. This group created and composed a lifetime’s worth of masterworks. The Beatles music is full of masterpieces. The innovations. In a while a new representative came into the group. In a while John offered Paul to join his group. This group tried to free music from the traditions that had lost their freshness a long time ago. unusual at the time introduced. The movement was called “Beatlesmania”. These key representatives of the Beatles traveled a lot and gave a lot of concerts around the country and the world till 1970. The Beatles made enormous contribution to the development of rock and. rhythm. please me” became very popular not only in the UK. mighty and powerful. At the same time Paul brought another young man George Harrison. tonality and form.

DDT. At first Vladimir Sigachev. year. Listening to Shevchuk’s songs in overcrowded flats and basements the “dumb generation” regained its voice. This group has a tremendous success in Russia. The songs “Dozhd”( Rain ). They feel confident. Naiv. Rustem Karimov and Jury Shevchuk played in the group. these people. Petersburg. Yuri has many a song which are so easy to sing in chorus. and then to St. Lumen and many over groups recorded their albums in DDT Studio. Pilot. The group leader is Juri Shevchuk. Jury Shevchuk left Ufa to Moscow. He organized new musicians and the group gave concerts around the country and in USA. His voice is slightly hoarse and one can feel passion in it. Authorities in Ufa persecuted this group. Juri Shevchuk’s songs are a blend of intellectual rationalism of the thirty-year-olds and raging rebelliousness of teenagers. The lyrics of this album were socialoriented. Gennadiy Rodin. we know!”. Young folks say he is their idol and call him rock prophet. they want to follow suit. the blues and country. his fans. says Juri in his song. “Poslednyia Osen” ( Last autumn ) and “Chto takoye Osen?” (What is such autumn?) are very popular now. The this album Jury Shevchuk devoted to the memory of his wife Elmira. Jury Shevchuk helped young rock groups. Juri Shevchuk The leader of the DDT. The album “ Actrisa Vesna” is a very lyrical album of the group. In april 1984 DDT released the album “Pereferia”. For the first time the music of the group was a combination of hard rock. “What we want in this world we have not. But the second and next albums were in hard rock style. Korol I Shut. DDT is one of the best Russian rock group. Germany and Hungary.I really like a Russian rock group. This group was founded in 1981 in Ufa. But we know we can change it. B) Marilyn Manson 10 . Rustem Asenbayev.

John 5 (born John Lowery. and urine. "As I got into the idea further. 1969. drums. He began writing lyrics in the late 1980s with no intention of becoming a singer or forming a band. Hugh Warner. and the Beatles. Alice Cooper. Оver the years. Any authorities who don't like it. a furniture salesman. Jim Farber wrote in Entertainment Weekly: "He sings about scabs. production. guitar. 1998). which he adopted as his own name. he did both.Members include Ginger Fish. Marilyn Manson (born Brian Warner on January 5. Twiggy Ramirez (left group. bass. guitar." 11 . in Canton. raised by his mother.'" Manson was born Brian Warner in Canton. Zim Zum (group member. sodomy. There was a lot of beauty to be found in Manson. But in 1990. OH). keyboards. And compares his music to an act of murder. 'should kill themselves. rock 'n' roll music has witnessed several "shocking" artists. Black Sabbath. he says. bass. and his father. KISS. that what I was doing transcended morality and sexuality. He enjoys ripping his skin with broken bottles. Ohio. 2002). he came to the conclusion that Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson stood out as the most popular personalities of the 1960s. including Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie). Madonna Wayne Gacy. 1995-1998). "I started realizing the extreme positive and negative that I was trying to outline with these two names." Manson told Jim Rose in RIP. and others who frightened parents while exciting and intriguing their fans. Tim Skold (joined group. There was a lot of ugliness to be found in Monroe. After viewing talk shows and other entertainment sources. singer and band founder Marilyn Manson derived his musical and performance influences from the above artists. Admittedly. He invented the name Marilyn Manson. I residedin that gray area. a nurse. 2002). joined group. by watching and reflecting on American propaganda and sensationalism. Marilyn Manson fit the slot of "shock" rock for the 1990s and 2000s. as well as Iggy Pop. The lines crossed.

LIST OF LITERATURE 12 . It means that music is full of inexpressible feelings that are very deep in our heart. Any genres. Music is inexpressible in a sense of having words to be described. it can express your feelings and this music is just for you. It helps us relax. we can’t live without it. any composers are certain to produce something worthwhile. If you like this music and the music touches your heart and soul t means that it is excellent. work and live. Actually it doesn’t matter what music you like to listen to and I’m not going to persuade you to pay attention only to rock music. Frankly speaking. People find their own music to listen to that helps them relax or deal with problems. It is known that music plays a great role in our life.CONCLUSION Coming to the end I would like to summarize and conclude the main idea of my thesis.

Who is Who in Soviet Rock? Alexander Alekseev. Aleksey Sidorov. Vitally Menshikov. 13 .1. The Beatles. 2. 3. Andrei Burlaka. Encyclopedia of Rock Music. The Authorized Biography by Hunter Davies.