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What is music? Music is a form of art. The word music comes from the Greek word
(mousike), which means “art of the Muses”. Music is sound that has been organized by
using rhythm, melody or harmony. According to bob Marley “One good thing about music,
when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Do you know that there are many types music? I bet you
don’t really know about the types of music. There are several major types of music which I
want to talk about such as rock, pop and hip hop

Main point

1. Rock: Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "roll”. Rock
music can generally be described as hard-edged music performed with electric
guitars, bass, and drums and usually accompanied by lyrics sung by a vocalist. Rock
lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, sex, rebellion,
social concerns, and life styles. There are many sub genres of rock such as jazz
rock, punk rock, heavy metal and so on. Rock band like to wears jeans, band shirts,
leather jacket and also with long hair. The example of rock bands are such as the
Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Metallica and many more

2. Pop: Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the
United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The word “Pop” is an
abbreviation of the word popular. Common instrument utilize by pop artists include
electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboard and synthesiser. The lyrics of many
pop songs revolve around parties, having fun, living life, love. The examples of pop
artists are such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Madonna and many

3. Hip hop: Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed
in the United States by inner-city African Americans. The characteristics of hip hop
music are ‘Mc-ing’ or rapping, DJ scratching with turntables and also break dancing.
In hip hop lyrics, there focus more on love, sex, gangsters, friendship and lifestyles.
Hip hop artists like to wears baggy pants, sports jersey, caps and so on. The
examples of hip hop artists are such as Tupac, Snoop Dog, Eminem, D12 and many


To conclude, there are several major types of music such as rock, hip hop and pop. It is
depend on what types of music that you like to listen to and prefer more. For me I like rock
music because it gives me more confidence and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Music
also can make your life become more beautiful and meaningful to everyone that love music.