Fusion (music)

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. The main characteristics of fusion genres 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.

Artists who work in fusion genres are often difficult to categorize within non-fusion styles. Most styles of fusion music are influenced by various musical genres. 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 labelled a blues-rock musician. An example of a blues-rock group would be Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Vaughan, a Texas blues guitarist, surrounded by a world in which rock was dominating music, used rock and blues together. Ray Charles, who recorded gospel and jazz influenced blues, creating what would become known as soul, also recorded country music with his trademark sound. By fusing the two genres, Charles pioneered the style of country soul, most famously on his landmark album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music", and influenced similar efforts by Candi Staton and Solomon Burke.

ignificant fusion genres

*Alternative metal
*Bhangra
*Blues-rock
*Country soul
*Folk rock
*Funk-rock
**Funk-metal
**Funkcore
*Jazz fusion
**Jazz-funk
*Metalcore
*Nu metal
*Pop punk
*Progressive metal
*Raggacore
*Rapcore
*Rhythm and blues
*Ska punk
*World fusion music


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