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The Elements of Music: Genres (Country)

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Country music is a genre of popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s. It is characterized by its use of acoustic and electric guitars, fiddles, and other stringed instruments, as well as its focus on storytelling and themes such as love, heartbreak, and the rural way of life. Country music has evolved over time and has incorporated elements of various genres, including rock, pop, and folk. Country music has produced numerous iconic performers and songs, and has become a major force in the music industry, with a dedicated fanbase around the world. Today, country music remains an essential component of the music industry and is appreciated by a diverse audience, including both traditional country music fans and those who appreciate the genre's crossover appeal with other popular music genres.

Music Lesson Plans: Genres (Country)


LP 'Genre-Country' (NCCAS_PYP_MYP) PDF
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Presentation: Genres (Country)

Musical Genres-Country PDF
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