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Encyclopedia > Fusion (music)

A fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. For example, rock and roll originally developed as a fusion of blues, gospel and country music. Some other examples are jazz fusion, jazz-funk, blues-rock, progressive metal, alternative metal, bhangra, metalcore, pop punk, nu metal/rapcore and rhythm and blues. The main characteristics of Fusion are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical "journeys" that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Bitches Brew (1970) by Miles Davis is considered the most influential early fusion album. ... Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat, electrified sounds. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which shares traits with progressive rock including use of complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of rock music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Metalcore is a musical genre consisting of a mix between heavy metal and hardcore punk. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses the techniques of hip hop, punk, heavy metal and sometimes funk. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ...


Fusion genre's artists are at times difficult to pinpoint into a fusion genre. Most music of one style is influenced by other styles. There are many reasons for this. The main reason being that most genres evolved out of other genres. When the new genre finally identifies itself as separate, there is often a large gray area in which musicians are left. These artists generally consider themselves part of both genres. A musician that plays music that is dominantly blues, influenced by rock, is often labeled a blues-rock musician. The first genre, is the one in which the new one evolved out of. The second genre is the newer and less dominant genre in the artists playing. An example of a blues-rock group would be Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Stevie, a Texas blues guitarist, surrounded by a world in which rock was dominating music, used rock and blues together.


One new fusion genre though evolved slightly different. Instead of being stuck between an older genre and a newer genre, Metalcore has bridged the gap between two older genres, metal and hardcore.


Significant fusion genres


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Jazz fusion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1725 words)
Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, RandB, electronic music and world music.
The band started with latin-influenced music (Flora Purim as a vocalist) but the band was transformed in 1973 to become a jazz-rock group that took influences from both psychedelic and progressive rock.
While jazz fusion is criticized in some quarters for being a watering down of more conventional swing-based jazz for pop audiences, and further criticized by others for being pretentious or too concerned with musical virtuosity, it has helped to break down boundaries between different genres and led to developments such as acid jazz.
Fusion (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
For example, rock and roll originally developed as a fusion of blues, gospel and country music.
The main characteristics of Fusion are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical "journeys" that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo.
Fusion genre's artists are at times difficult to pinpoint into a fusion genre.
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