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classification essay of different music generes

Music and its classification are variedly based on the scales and instruments employed in the composition of a piece . With most instruments (such as guitar ) being more and more regularly used in almost all genres , it has become ever more difficult to assign a musical piece to a single strict category . Rock music however has been a staple of many generations during the 20th century and its sub genres have now become significant enough to stand on their own . This being a classification essay , we will concentrate on three such genres mainly

grunge , metal and psychedelic rock

Grunge music initially started as an underground movement in the late 80 's and arly 90 's . Nirvana 's breakthrough single `Smells like teen spirit ' however broke all norms and propelled the genre to mainstream Groups such as Soundgarden , Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam emerged as the main players and representatives of the youth of that generation . To this day , Pearl Jam is the only group that still survives from the major four of the grunge movement and after much experimentation has returned to its grunge roots . The genre mainly makes use of guitars with heavy dirge like riffs supported by an equally strong drumbeat and angst filled vocals

Metal and its variants became popular in the 70 's when bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest hit the mainstream . After a brief slump bands like Iron Maiden and Metallica revived the metal scene and a plethora of bands followed suit...

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