My Favorite Type of Music

Today I am writing about my favorite type of music for my English class. I don’t really have a favorite type of music. The reason why I don’t have a favorite type of music is simple, I listen to almost every genre of music.

I really enjoy Classic Rock because I am learning how to play songs from that genre on the guitar. I enjoy that because the guitar is my favorite instrument. Most of the songs that I am learning to play are fun if not easy. These songs are the songs that I heard when I was really little. Some of the songs are like Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. These are good songs to learn because they are fun and almost everyone knows about them so then you like to play them.

Classic Rock is one of the most popular genres of music for adults. Most kids these days don’t care for the music of the past because to them the music is old and dumb. They say this because the music isn’t the mindless and meaningless words sung by today’s “artists.” The music of the past, to me, is usually better than today. Some of the music from the classic rock genre is easy to understand. If it wasn’t easy to understand the lyrics at least, nobody would really listen to it.

Some other songs from the classic rock genre are by popular bands such as Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. One song that is very popular by Deep Purple is Smoke on the Water. A popular song by Led Zeppelin is Stairway to Heaven. These are popular songs by these songs and people that know them probably think that they are good songs.

If I didn’t know these bands I would probably be mad at myself because these songs are some of the best songs that I have ever heard in my entire life.

Another good genre of music is classical. This is a good genre because this is kind of calming depending on the composer. Whenever I hear a Ludwig Van Beethoven song I feel calm and like I can do anything.

One of Beethoven’s famous songs is Fur Elise. I am actually learning how to play Fur Elise on the Piano. I enjoy this song because this song makes me feel proud and like I could play that almost anytime.

Another famous composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He composed many songs such as Requiem, The Magic Flute, and Clarinet Concerto. These are great compositions or songs by Mozart.

Most people would never ever listen to classical music if they had the chance because it’s usually too old for them. Another reason why they wouldn’t listen to it is because it doesn’t always have lyrics and it’s just instrumental. A song being all instrumental is fine with me because it’s good to “expand your horizon.”

II think that it’s a good idea to be able to hear a piece of music and know what genre of music it is. I think that this is a good idea because that may or may not help you depending on the field in which you work in. For example science won’t benefit from you knowing musical genres.

Although I don’t listen to this very often, I do listen to it. I don’t think that this music is something that you should listen all the time. Classical music isn’t really the thing that most people listen to when they are on long car rides or running a mile or something like that.

I highly doubt that someone is going to go running and say, “Hey, you know what I want to listen to on this fine run? Classical music.” The only way someone would do that is is they are a music teacher or some classical music fanatic.

Another type of music that I enjoy is Punk. I don’t really listen to this type of music a lot but it is definitely one of the genres of music that I listen to.

Punk music is sometimes not very easy to understand. When I say understand I am talking about the lyrics. Sometimes Punk lyrics blend together or they say almost the exact same thing but with a few words changes.

Some bands that are considered punk are Sum 41 and Blink- 182. In my opinion I think that these are some of the best bands in the punk genre. These are definitely not the only bands in that genre just my favorite.

Sum 41 has many songs that people like such as Fat Lip and Too deep and Still Waiting. These songs were very popular when they first came out and still are popular now. Although I am young I know many songs from older times that sometimes makes me feel old.

Blink-182 has many songs that I think are good. For example, First Date and All the Small Things. These are my favorite songs from this band.

Another band is Jimmy Eat World. I’m sure that you have heard The Middle by them but I don’t know that you have heard Pain. These are both very good songs I prefer The Middle over Pain though.

All of these bands are good bands that you should listen to but beware of possible curse words. The reason that I say this is because you never know what to expect when you listen to this genre of music. Unlike classic rock this genre is almost guaranteed to have at least one curse word in it.

These are great bands and it’s a great genre so I definitely recommend giving it a go.

This genre is called Pop. Pop is good because it has that upbeat faster tempo that people enjoy. Plus this song genre is cool because it plays songs with weird lyrics. People like weird lyrics for some reason.

Pop is widely known by younger people. Young people don’t know what real and good music is in my opinion. Most of them would rather spend time listening to songs with no meaning instead of one that motivates you to do something.

If I had the option to get rid of one genre of music this would be the one I choose. I would choose this one because this song is about adult things that I won’t list but it isn’t really a good influence on kids these days.

Real music would have to be genres such as classic rock or rock. I say this because these at least have a meaning behind the words that won’t make kids rebel against their parents or even teachers.

Some of the pop songs are fine but they have no meaning. I might be fine with this if I understood the lyrics. The pop songs that are playing now also repeat too much. This is bad because nobody likes to hear the same exact thing the entire time. That just makes it annoying.

Unfortunately not everyone agrees with me they think that that makes a good song. Most kids these days would think that I am a teenaged 40 year-old. Unfortunately they are probably right because I don’t do things that they do.

If you had the choice to get rid of a genre of music what would you get rid of? This is something that I think that you should get to thinking about so that you know the one genre of music that you don’t really enjoy.

I enjoy Rock as well as most of the previous genres. One of my most favorite bands is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love their music so much. My most favorite song by them is called Snow. Another one of my personal favorite songs by them is Otherside.

Another great Rock Band is Metallica. I enjoy the song One. I really enjoy this song because I can play the opening to this on the guitar. I can’t really play at the speed of the guitarist in the band but I am on my there.

Another band is Linkin Park. I really enjoy the song Numb by them. I believe Numb was actually written 6 years ago. I first heard about Linkin Park when my dad had a CD of one of their tours and we watched it all the time in his truck. I enjoy this band also because of the great sound that they have.

All of these bands have their own sounds and you can always try to mimic their sound but you can’t because you will always have your own unique sound. I don’t think that it is possible to have the same exact sound that someone else has.

These bands are among the best bands in the world. I know that Metallica has almost the best guitarists in the world. If they didn’t have that they wouldn’t be as successful as they are now.

From the bands that I have listed my favorite would have to be The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In conclusion there are many, many, many genres of music. Most of them are good but some are flat -out terrible. For example pop will always be terrible to me. If I was a normal teenager, which obviously I’m not, I would be all- over pop music.

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Type of Music

  1. Hi. I enjoyed reading this essay. I like many of the bands you list.

    I’m curious… do you create an outline when you write an essay? I enjoyed reading your paper but I did feel that your thoughts were at times scattered. An outline would help you group thoughts and ideas together before writing therefore making your paper more cohesive. There are lots of sites available for helping you do this. Here’s one… http://www.ehow.com/how_2048939_make-outline.html

    I hope this information helps. Keep writing!

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    1. I typically do write and create outlines, for this particular essay though, I didn’t. I thought that the size of this essay was too large to create one for it. Perhaps I was wrong. Thank you SO much for the comment! Stay tuned for more and I will be sure to create outlines for the next ones!!

      I realize now that my thoughts in this essay are rather scattered about. I think that maybe an edit is in order. We shall see. Thank you for reading it all the way to the end. I don’t think that I would have been able to follow the essay unfortunately. Thank you for pointing that out!

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