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  • Hello everyone, I am Niharika and in today's lesson, we are going to talk about music.

  • We all love listening to music and in fact every one of us appreciates music, right?

  • Well because it is an universal language. Of course in English, we talk about music when

  • we meet people, when we are trying to get to know someone better. Music is a great topic

  • to talk about. So in today's lesson I have some vocabulary for you that will help you

  • to talk about music, right?

  • So here I have some types of music, well also

  • called as genre of music. Now many people pronounce this word in a very different way.

  • So the correct pronunciation is genre, the genre of music means the type of music. Ok,

  • so these are some types of genre of music that people listen to. The first one is Jazz.

  • Do you like Jazz? Well Jazz music is a form of music that is rooted from the western African

  • culture. Interesting, right? So of you do enjoy Jazz music, then now you know where

  • it comes from, where the origin is. The next one is pop. Now well Pop is well

  • popular music in general, so it is just basically popular music. So Pop songs like the ones

  • that you hear on the radio, it is all popular music that you listen to, right? So that is

  • Pop songs or Pop music. Then we have rock. Now Rock is also a type

  • of popular music, but it has evolved from rock and roll and pop music. So it has evolved

  • from rock and roll and pop music, okay? Then we have retro. Well, Retro, many people

  • really enjoy this type of music, especially my parents because it has the style and the

  • elements from the past. So people really enjoy retro music a lot. Well, at times retro music

  • is fun to dance on also. So, there are in fact in my city, there are specific clubs,

  • where in you know on specific days, they just play retro music and you should see the crowd.

  • They have so much fun listening and dancing to Retro music. So, Retro music has the elements

  • and the melody style from the past, okay? And then let's have a look at the next one,

  • heavy metal. Ooh now heavy metal is a type of Rock music. But even the lyrics and the

  • performance are very much associated with aggression. So, it is just too loud and too

  • heavy especially on your ears. So, if you enjoy heavy metal, so probably your favourite

  • bands are Metallica and Megadeth. So, those are the musical bands that play heavy metal.

  • So if you enjoy it, well that is wonderful. So people who don't know what heavy metal

  • is. It is a type of rock music but it is extremely loud and of course the lyrics and the performances

  • are associated with aggression. So I'm just going to say, type of music here or type of

  • rock music, okay? The next one is hip hop. Well Hip hop well

  • belongs to Afro- Americans. It is a very young beat music. Especially it is based on rap

  • culture. You know people love to rap, I'm awful in it, so I'm not even going to try

  • it. But Hip hop is based on rap and break dance. Okay, so now a days people are also

  • into Hip hop dancing, so it is actually break dance. So many youngsters, especially Afro-Americans

  • who get into Hip hop music who are great at rap. So they are called as rappers also. So

  • it is based on rap and break dance, okay?

  • And then we have Romantic. Well of course if you are in love, then yes I'm sure while

  • driving, even when you are having a cup of coffee at home, you want to listen to romantic

  • numbers. So, Romantic numbers are lovely songs that have very nice melodies and the music

  • is very light and it's kind of, you feel great listening to it. Again you kind of fall in

  • love with your loved ones. Right, so that is Romantic music. So if you are feeling a

  • little romantic, go ahead listen to these songs, right?

  • And then the last one is Ambient. Now Ambient is again very soothing music, which is very

  • much related to atmosphere and environment. Interesting right? So it is very light and

  • kind of calms you down especially if you are going through a bad time and you are kind

  • of depressed, then Ambient music is just perfect for your ears. So, go ahead may be you can

  • downloads some Ambient songs and listen to them and feel better.

  • Okay so these are the types of music and now we are going to look at some effects of music

  • and also how to talk about good music and how to talk about bad music.

  • Now music plays a big part in our lives, right? So sometimes we listen to good music and sometimes

  • it is just terrible. So, when you listen to good music, what are the English phrases that

  • you can use, well let's have a look. That sounds great! Simple, when you listen

  • to good music, be it in radio or on TV or if someone is probably playing a musical instrument,

  • then you could just say, "Oh its sounds great!" Okay and please have that expression and that

  • energy in your voice, so that the person feels good.

  • The next one is " I like the beat" Okay, now I like the beat so when song has a good rhythm

  • then yes this is a perfect phrase that you can use, "Oh Wow I like the beats." So some

  • song which has a great rhythm, good voice and everything is just perfect, then you can

  • use this phrase. The third one, "It has a pleasing melody."

  • Now if the arrangement of sounds is very well done, then yes you can use this phrase. It

  • has a pleasing melody, soft on your ears and you are enjoying the music, then you can use

  • this phrase, okay? So appreciate music because that is important.

  • Now, of course as I said before, that not always you enjoy listening to music or probably

  • the music is really terrible, so what phrases can you use are right here.

  • That sounds awful, so probably your friend said that, "Hey, did you hear the new song

  • or did you listen to the new song? That sounds awful, yes I did and probably you didn't like

  • it. So use it. The next one, it makes my ears hurt, so probably there is no rhythm, no melody,

  • ok the settings of the sounds are just awful and it kind of hurts your ears. You just can't

  • listen to this music anymore, okay, then you can use this phrase, " Uh it is awful it makes

  • my ears hurt, stop it." Okay? Then the third phrase, “that is too much

  • of noise than music. Now music is music when there is good sound okay and good rhythm,

  • good melody, okay but noise is something that disturbs you, right? Too much of noise. That

  • is when music is noise and not really music. So use this phrase, “That is too much of

  • noise than music." It is just terrible in simple words.

  • Now as I said music does a lot of things for us like to our body, to our soul. Now to talk

  • about music to people or the effects of music, these are certain words that you can use.

  • So you can say music, oh well it heals. It heals my depression, it calms down. So probably

  • when you are in a bad mood, I'm sorry, You listen to good music, right? so that kind

  • of sets your mood in and you know start feeling good and a little positive. So it heals or

  • it calms you down, okay. Then, it stirs my imagination. You know many writers or many

  • people even like to do their office jobs by listening to music. They would always have

  • headphones in their ears and they kind of enjoy listening to music when doing their

  • daily activities .Especially me, I always have my headphones in my ears when I'm cooking

  • so it kind of stirs my imagination, so you feel very positive. So, that is how you can

  • talk about the effects of music. The last one is, "it's rejuvenating" which

  • means you feel a lot younger. So you know when you listen to good music, it just lifts

  • up your spirits, so that is how you can talk about music.

  • Ok, so this brings me to the end of this lesson, hope these phrases are useful to you and also

  • the types of music that we discussed. Use them in your vocabulary and in your daily

  • conversations, would be definitely helpful, right? I'll be back with a new lesson. You

  • take care and have a great day.

Hello everyone, I am Niharika and in today's lesson, we are going to talk about music.

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    Caurora posted on 2018/02/06
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