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Music provides a genre for all occasions

Seth Mesaros, Staff Writer

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Country. Rock. Pop. All of us love music and we often disagree on which genre is the best. I would like to argue that each genre provides its own distinct purpose.

Pop. Pop is the genre that we always seem to hear over the McDonald’s speakers as we eat our greasy fries, but why? I believe pop is a genre that everyone can somehow tap their foot to but not care who sings the lyrics. Pop is a music style that we all can sing to in the car with our closest friends and not be embarrassed to hit every note (no matter how bad we sound).

 

Country. Okay, I know that we are in Delphi where this genre is played literally in every speaker that exists, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Country has somehow become a staple to the music business in the last five years. When you turn on your radio and you hear Chris Stapleton singing Tennessee Whiskey you can’t help but sing along. Country has a beat that everyone can get and the lyrics are so simple that everyone can sing along.

 

Rock. Rock is a key to all genres in 2018. This key genre started way back in the ‘50s when Elvis Presley went on stage and shook his hips so hard that the parents of little girls called his hips the devil. Rock has evolved unlike any other genre. Rock roots can be found in pop, country, rap, and soul.

 

All genres are special in their own unique ways. Rap gives us heavy bass and creative lyrics. Country gives us that twangy guitar and beautiful harmonies. Pop gives us the foot tapping beat with a catchy melody. Consider exploring different genres if you haven’t already. Dig into Spotify a little more deeply. You won’t regret it. As Stephen Hauser once said, “Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it is.”

About the Writer
Seth Mesaros, Staff writer

Seth Mesaros is a senior at Delphi and is in his first year on the Parnassus staff. He is also involved in NHS and SADD. In his free-time, he co-leads...

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Music provides a genre for all occasions