What is music?
The official definition of music is the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
What is Old-School Music?
Now that you have the understanding of what music is, let’s talk about Old-School music. There isn’t an official definition for old school music but this term refers to the music from the past. It can range anywhere before the past decade. Old-School music might also relate to the type of style one organizes, performs, and plays a specific genre of music. Even instruments can be used in a way that was very popular in the music industry in the past giving it an Old-School sound.
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For example, in the late great James Brown albums, the guitar was played in a certain way. This style of guitar strumming is essential to the sound of funk music. James Brown constantly used this style in almost all of his songs. He even has the E9 guitar chord named “The James Brown Chord” because of how much it was used in his songs.
Here is a video demonstration.
Papa’s Gotta Brand New Bag – James Brown – (1965)
This song is considered old school due to the style in which the music is organized, and the year the song was made.