The term 'pop' in 'pop music' is the abbreviation of 'popular'. Pop music refers to the ever-changing, popular musical taste of the masses. The main objective of making pop songs is for audience enjoyment and these songs are made with commercial success in mind.

 

Pop songs are characterized by strong and fast rhythm. The most commonly used themes in pop music are love, romance. Pop songs usually stick to mainstream styles which appeal to the majority. The structure of pop music consists of verse-chorus-verse arrangement. Typically a pop music band comprises of a lead singer accompanied by more singers for chorus, a lead guitarist accompanied by one or more bass guitarists, a drums player, and a keyboard artist.

 

The birth of the first real pop songs occurred way back during the Victorian era when appealing songs were written for the masses by professionals, and these lyrics were transformed into catchy numbers employing trendy music which were performed live with a full band in front of the audience. With the advancement in technology, the mode of recording changed from the primitive 10 inches and 78 rpm discs used in the 1940s to the modern multi-track tape recorder, electronic studio recordings and stereophonic sound recording. With this technological change, music disks became readily available to a large number of people at cheaper rates and consequently the love for this popular form of music grew among the masses.

 

Famous composers such as Cole Porter and George Gerswin were on a look out to find some original and wonderful pop song writers who could give beautiful and meaningful lyrics which could appeal to the masses, instead of the regular stuff provided by the breed of professional song writers who wrote small pieces of songs under the name of Tin Pan Alley with an intention of doing some reasonably good business. With this began the true dawn of pop music and a large number of genuinely good pop music came pouring into the market. A few examples of the great pop stars in this generation include names such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Al Bowly, Mills Brothers and the Inkspots, who are aptly called the crooners. The crooners appeared on stage with their big bands and singers, and employed the elements of orchestra in their repertoire and performed live in front of the audience with a full orchestra.

 

Then the music world saw the emergence of the Beatles, who set a benchmark in pop music with their beautiful lyrics and appealing musical compositions. They ruled the charts in Britain and America from 1962 up to 1970 until they broke up. This period saw the rise of a new form of music called the rock which was again widely accepted and appreciated for its variety and captivating qualities. The post Beatles period saw the emergence of many new singers and new styles in the UK. Although, very few singers were able to sustain their fame and popularity for long such as the singer and pianist, Elton John, and singer George Michael. The 1990s was ruled by boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync. Similarly an all girls band, the Spice Girls, also grew very famous. Later, solo artists such as Mariah Carey and Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera became extremely popular for their pop songs and widely acclaimed style.

 

Nadel Paris is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, screenwriter, and her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban ...etc.

She is also an actor, an acting coach, a film/TV producer and the owner of the leading acting institution in personal growth for children. For year Nadel and her staff have been the driving factor towards personal growth for children.

Also read: The Art of Jazz Music

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