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The Elements of Music: Genres (R&B)

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

R&B music, short for "rhythm and blues", is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. It is characterized by its use of soulful vocals, funk-influenced rhythms, and bluesy instrumental arrangements. R&B music often features themes of love, relationships, and personal experiences, and is known for its smooth and sultry sound. It has influenced various genres of music, including rock, pop, and hip-hop, and has produced numerous iconic performers and songs. R&B music has continued to evolve over time, with the emergence of sub-genres such as neo-soul, contemporary R&B, and alternative R&B. Today, R&B music remains an essential component of the music industry and is appreciated by a diverse audience of music aficionados and casual listeners alike.

Music Lesson Plans: Genres (R&B)


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Presentation: Genres (R&B)

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