How Has Music Changed With The Use Of Technology?
Technological advances have always been happening, but over the past few years they seem to be moving at an unprecedented speed. Gone are the days when you would need a large budget to create your own YouTube channel or start streaming music services!
There are now almost limitless ways to produce content and distribute it across every medium; from Netflix to Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Technology has made creativity possible for anyone, even if you don’t go into art as a career.
Music is one of the most powerful tools we have in this world. It can motivate us, inspire us, and drown out all other noise.
Technically, any type of music that uses drum beats and/or strong bass lines is considered dance music. However, just because something has a pulse does not make it dance music! For example, most people would consider songs like “I’m A Slave To Your Love” or anything with heavy guitars to be more romantic than dancing tunes.
Dance music comes in many forms- some are very popular and have lots of followers while others may go unnoticed unless you know what they're listening for. Some styles of dance music can easily become infectious, which is why some people may find themselves wanting to get up and move even if there was no reason to before.
Music has a powerful effect on us as human beings, so use those effects wisely!
Follow your heart and let it take over where it wants to go.
One genre that has seen its popularity grow due to technology is hip hop music. You can now create your own song or pick from an endless amount of songs using any number of software, apps, and platforms. Creating your own music comes with free trial versions so you can test out the tools before buying it outright!
Music making softwares such as GarageBand and ProTools have made creating rap lyrics a cinch. All you need to do is write your lyric, choose your style (rap verse, flow, etc.), and record yourself singing/rapping along. Then, use the software to edit and mix together your new track!
Apps like Spotify make it easy to find and listen to new tunes. Many people have their phones connected to the internet, which allows them to access and download tracks easily. Some even have mobile devices they take music lessons on, putting in effort to improve their craft.
Metal is an ever-changing genre that continues to attract new listeners and fans across the world. Artists in this style focus heavily on lyrics, instruments, and overall theme (movies or stories they connect with).
Heavy metal music was first defined in the 1970s as being about “heavy” guitars, basses, and drums. It was not until later when artists started incorporating other types of music into heavy metal songs that it became more recognizable.
Instrumentation like brass, keyboards, and vocals are now common in many heavy rock songs. Artists use these elements to enhance the song and add variety to the music.
Themes include dark subject matter such as death, destruction, and angst, which make the songs very intense. These themes appeal to people who enjoy strong emotions. The musicians behind the songs develop complex relationships which help them achieve these effects.
Overall, heavy metal artists work hard to create their art so it can stand out among others. They spend time writing and recording their songs to ensure quality.
One genre that has seen its popularity grow due to technology is pop music. Artists such as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes have all experienced significant success with their hit songs!
Pop music comes in many different forms. Some examples include: hip hop, R&B, dance music, jazz, folk, country, reggae, and others. Technically any type of music can be considered ‘pop’ depending on the listener!
Music production companies use advanced technologies to produce some of the most popular pieces. Computers are used for writing lyrics, recording vocals, and producing sound effects and music.
Computer programs like Logic or Pro-Tools allow artists to edit their songs easily without requiring the help of another artist. This is an advantage over using instruments or headphones which they must find someone to play for them before editing can begin.
Overall, technology has played a large part in helping shape what people consider to be pop music.
While some may consider country to be an ethnicity, or even a genre, it really is just a style of music. It’s kind of like how you can listen to blues, jazz, rock, folk, etc., but still call yourself a fan of “rock” music.
Country includes lyrics about love, loss, hope, faith, and so many more things. There are often references made to farms, nature, and rural America. Sometimes there are cow jokes!
But beyond all that, what sets this style apart is its use of instruments. Instruments such as guitars, pianos, basses, drums, trumpets, flutes, and others contribute to the overall sound.
Some say that using these instruments makes the songs feel natural and self-contained, which contributes well to the listener. Others believe that the instrumentation gives the song additional depth and appeal.
Electronic music has become much more experimental
As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in our lives, it also impacts how we listen to and create new music. A lot of people may be familiar with some of the ways that technology is used for listening to music such as through headphones or earbuds, using apps to manage an artist’s or album’s playlist, or creating your own radio station.
However, what many don’t realize is that there are several other ways that technology can influence the way that musicians make and experiment with their music. These tools range from tracking software, computer programs designed to help artists write lyrics, and online resources where aspiring songwriters can spend time reading and writing songs.
Not only do all of these tools aid in the process of making music, but they also allow musicians to collaborate with each other and connect with others who have similar musical interests. Artists use these resources not only to hone their craft, but to expand it as well.
Overall, technology helps musically inclined individuals develop and explore their creativity.
Uses a lot of samples
As we know, music is made up of notes that are combined to form melodies and chords. Melodies can be short or long, and chords can be simple or complex!
Complex chords use different tones (notes) more thoroughly than simpler ones. The most common types are major, minor, dominant, tonic, and sub-tune. Learning how to play these chords is an integral part of becoming a musician!
Music has always been influenced by other sounds and styles, but with the advent of technology, this influence has gone beyond just listening to songs and copying parts.
Technology such as recording equipment, computers, and studio software have direct effects on what kind of music people make. Artists depend heavily on computer programs such as Logic, Pro Tools, Reaktor, and others for audio production.
These programs allow you to manipulate, combine, and layer sound easily, which is why almost every artist uses one at some point in their career.
Lyrics are important but music videos are important too
There’s been a constant evolution in how people use music to express themselves for centuries, starting with singing songs and creating lyrics in your head or using wordplay to describe emotions you feel.
Now we have technology that allows us to create our own music so there has also been an ever-increasing number of ways to do it yourself.
From apps and software such as Spotify and Logic Pro to sound editing programs like GarageBand and others, anyone can make their own music now!
No matter what genre of music you listen to, tech tools exist to help you hone your craft. Take some time to explore all these options out there to find one that fits you and your creative needs.