The music is here every day, between us, but soon we embrace it and understand it. Not to mention the traditional story, which until today is a fragmented history of music education; not talk about a philosophy of music or noise making speculations or teaching methods or the sociology of interaction, or the techniques ... Should we take more turns to music; manylaps, looking to see if either we find something worth consideration in misma2 music.
There are many kinds of music and few words of general value to distinguish with the accuracy required by unlimited study.
The term "top music" refers to the height of thought to the depth of feeling and mastery of technique, refers primarily to large association forms and evokes the higher social classes. Theterm "classical music" is related to the effort of the studies and also indicates a hierarchy with the emphasis on high technology. Commonly generalized classical music is called "classical music" in a general sense that includes a link with the idea of "enduring pattern", worthy of history.
The terms "modern music", "current music", "music of the future" and "new music" are chronological, areassociated in time with the latest ideas and clear his reference to the groups most advanced technical and sensorial. In summary, the ideas of "higher-educated, modern-classic-now-new" music directly concern the conceptually and technically more advanced and refer to the group of filmmakers and fans
elite and wealthy social group (intended or not) that supports and covers the latest movements andother movements than highlights of the story. In any case, high level 3.
At these high level specifications opposes the term "popular music".
The voice "popular" is multiple, but in almost all its meanings is related to the middle and lower classes and even rural or folk groups. Since in contrast to the educated classes, refers to the semi literate and illiterate groups common, plain,uncultivated.
In Castilian, "popular" is also synonymous with "commoner" (as opposed to noble or noble), and both "people" as "rabble" occasionally equals "mob", it would be "the lower parts of the common people" (SAR ). It seems that the roots of "vulgar" and "folk" are the same.
Often "people" is derogatory voice, in the sense of inferiority. In the musical order indicates mediocre ideas andtechniques and, if the intention is pejorative, suggesting minimal media quality or features. "Popular music" in Castilian (not French), also means "music broadcast" and is involved in this case where the unusual sense of people that includes all inhabitants of a region or country. It is the political sense, foreign to our problems.
The term "popular music" in the sense of music broadcast "doesnot determine jerarquías4. Certain "classical music" can be "popular", ie "widespread". La donna è mobile is classic and is popular, but music is not meso, meso music is not folk music, though often called "popular music", music of the people. We repeat that the word "popular" lack of sharpness for musicological studies.
"Vulgar music" if it refers to the "vulgar" music defines a still inferiorto the other: ordinary, plebeian, low, rudimentary technique, with the emphasis on bad taste. Instead "light music" said a pleasant melodic character, a technique genera or species mean and simple. "Melodic music" (unfortunate phrase) refers to "light music" in a lower voice command, that of "crooner".
From what follows that discrimination is widespread and traditional empirical distinctionmore or less vaguely that:
a) superior music. The creations that manifest themselves in the highest artistic levels: the experimental, avant-garde and the past existing schools (modern, central, classic or historical), all related to the sensory and the elite upper class (wealthy).
b) Popular music. Minor creations strongly associated with the vague idea of "people" middle class, lower class,...