Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicR&B & Soul · 1 decade ago

define house music?

what is house music?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I hope this helps b/c i now have clearer definition of house music and its development.....

    House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. House music is strongly influenced by elements of the late 1970s soul- and funk-infused dance music style of disco. House music takes disco's use of a prominent bass drum on every beat and developed a new style by mixing in a heavy electronic synthesizer bassline, electronic drums, electronic effects, funk and pop samples, and reverb- or delay-enhanced vocals.

    Source(s): Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley acknowledged Chicago's role as the birthplace of house by proclaiming August 10, 2005 to be House Unity Day in Chicago in celebration of House Music's 21st anniversary. DJs such as Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Paul Johnson and Mickey Oliver celebrated the proclamation at the Summer Dance Series event organized by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. Two newer forms of house called Ghetto House and Juke.
  • 1 decade ago

    Originally it started in Chicago a fast brand of music high techics There was a performer out of Chicago name fast Eddie who originated house music.

  • depends on which club you are in. generally its the standard popular tunes of the times whether its r&b, country, rock or blues

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