North American Music


It can be said that the origin of popular music in the world is in North America. While focusing on New York, new music has been created throughout the United States, leading the world.

Rockabilly (Tennessee)
The birthplace of Memphis, Tennessee. It features a dark rock and roll style with a country colour. When black music such as blues and gospel was active, it could be said that it was used as white music, and it became a popular target for young people, along with its fashion, with a performance style that shines on the stage.

Modern Jazz (New York)
Originated in the 1940’s in New York called “Bebop”, it was originally a jazz song incorporating ad libs, and swing jazz became a mannerizing, and it was supposed to be born after a jam session after the closing of a live house and a restaurant.

Gospel (Southern)
It was sung at church gatherings in a style that should be called an American black music prototype. Since the 1930s, it has also been used as a spiritual foundation for the black community, sometimes as a companion-to-peer code. At first it was only singing voice, but eventually it began to use instruments.

Salsa (New York)
“Latin American music” which became a big boom in the 1970s. It occurred mainly in Hispanic immigrants in New York in the 1960s and spread to blacks. Salsa is a spice used in Central and South America. Introduced the taste of rock and jazz, it spread around the world.

Folk song (New York)
Also known as folk music. Originally pointed to the blues of folk songs and blacks. It is mainly a protest song. Typical accompaniment styles use acoustic guitars and banjos, not electric guitars.

Rhythm & Blues (R & B) (New York)
In New York in the 1940s, black music began with jazz, blues and gospel, and developed into popular music for the masses. There was no clear distinction between rock and roll. After that, rhythm & blues developed into soul music and so on.

Soul Music (New York)
Seoul or soul music is basically music developed from the 1950s to the early 1960s. As time went by, Rhythm & Blues came to call the widely developed and expanded style soul music.

Hip Hop (New York)
A style created by the next generation of young people, who has developed rhythms & blues that were born and developed in the 1940s. It refers to soul music born in New York in the 1980s. In the club scene, black street culture was spotlighted along with unique fashions such as raps with good rhyme, DJing with scratching of analog records, and break dance.

Surf music (California)
From the late 1950s, there was a surf boom on the American West Coast. The party music of the surfers developed.

Psychedelic Rock (San Francisco)
In the mid 1960’s, trip music influenced by the primary color art “Psychedelic” with hippie ideas as the background. The hallucinations obtained by Druck were introduced into the elements of music, and it was tried to express distinctive visual images with music. In the late 60’s of the flourish flower movement, waves of psychedelic rushed to the whole world, and many artists have left works of this genre.

Fork Rock (Los Angeles)
Born in Los Angeles, California in the mid 1960’s. A folk musician changes the guitar to electric and locks it. The singer-songwriters at the time used the song as their repertoire, singing with harmony, and playing electric guitars in addition to conventional instruments. Folks were characterized by strong social lyrics, but they introduced rocking techniques to broaden the range of expressions and increase communication to the audience.