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Taking A Look At The Differences Between Old And New Music

choose the best between old and new musicThere is something that always brings up debates between friends no matter where they are. They can get into discussions about the difference between old and new music. One thing we do know is:
Music entertains, educates and informs. While it has been around for a long time music has gone through a number of changes that range from the instruments used to the style of composition. To help you out, here are some of the ways in which music has evolved over the years:

Old And New Music – Use of instruments

Old music was played using real instruments. The instruments used included: cello, viola, tuba, French horn, bassoon, trombone, trumpet and many others. During the early days of recording, the musicians had to play the real instruments. Because of this, the old musicians had to first learn to play the instruments well before recording the music. This is no longer the case with certain modern music. Some styles of modern music rely heavily on computer programs. Using these programs, you can enter the sound of any music instrument without having the instrument at your disposal or even knowing how to play it. This has given rise to millions of music superstars who even don’t know the most basic music instruments.

Old And New Music – Genre

Before the “computer age” musicians stuck with a given music genre. When you were asked to group the different musicians in specific categories depending on their musical expertise, it was very easy to do. This is no longer the case. Genres in today’s music are blurred as the modern “musicians” fit different genres. Currently, it’s not uncommon to find a musician singing hip-hop and yet playing in the R&B style. Some musicians have even won awards in music categories they aren’t famous for. For example, Nelly, who is known for R&B, has won a country music award. Due to the limited confinement of the different music genres, the music world has become confused and it’s almost impossible to tell the specific genre that a given musician engages in.

Old And New Music – Music and class

While some few old songs used to be offensive and the stage shows sometimes got raucous, things have deteriorated further. Currently, especially in the Hip-Hop world, the music has become too offensive. If you have attended hip-hop shows you must have noticed that most of the rappers openly insult their audiences and use a lot of offensive words. When it comes to R&B, the music has moved from the good old positive and empowering music to provocative and sometimes offensive music. In summary, we can say that the modern music has lost class. The unfortunate thing is that the audience seems to love it.

Old And New Music – Method of creation

Old songs relied heavily on melody, so the composers took time creating their music. It has been said that some song writers took years to come up with just one of their songs. This is because they composed their music while imagining how their music would sound. This isn’t the case with modern music. Nowadays, the musicians can compose a song in as little as a few hours and the song become an instant hit. This is because all they need is a computer program to create a rhythm that the audience will love.


While we can conclusively say that old songs are much of a better quality than the new songs, there are some songs that are bad whether old or new. It’s up to you to choose which is the best from the old and new music.